Visit the forum if you have a language query!

crawl

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

English

Etymology

Origin unknown; probably Scandinavian (compare Swedish kravla, Danish kravle)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to crawl

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to crawl (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground
    Clutching my wounded side, I crawled back to the trench.
  2. (intransitive) To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
    The rush-hour traffic crawled around the bypass.
  3. (intransitive) To act in a servile manner
    Don't come crawling to me with your useless apologies!
  4. (intransitive) To teem; to be covered or swarming (with)
    The crime scene was crawling with police and reporters.
  5. (intransitive) To feel a swarming sensation
    The horrible sight made my skin crawl.
  6. (intransitive) To swim using the crawl stroke
    I think I'll crawl the next hundred metres.
  7. (transitive) To move over an area on hands and knees.
    The baby crawled the entire second floor.
  8. (intransitive) To visit while becoming inebriated
    They crawled the downtown bars.
  9. (transitive) To index files or web sites in order to make them available for search;
    Yahoo Search has updated its Slurp Crawler to crawl web sites faster and more efficient.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

Singular
crawl

Plural
{{{1}}}

crawl ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
  2. A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick

Derived terms

Translations


French

Noun

crawl m. (plural crawl)

  1. crawl (swimming stroke)

Italian

Noun

crawl m. (plural crawl)

  1. crawl (swimming stroke)

Swedish

Noun

Declination for crawl Singular Uncountable
Common Indefinite Definite
Nominative crawl crawlen
Genitive crawls crawlens

crawl c.

  1. crawl; swimming stroke

Related terms

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE