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parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: crawls, crawling, crawled
definition 1: to move along, usually slowly, with one's body very close to the ground or other surface; creep.
The baby crawled over to his mother.The spider crawled up the wall.
definition 2: to move very slowly or stop many times along the way.
The cars crawled in the heavy traffic on the highway.
similar words:
drag, edge
definition 3: to be or feel as if covered with crawling things.
The picnic blanket crawled with ants.My skin crawled with fear.
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of crawling; creeping action.
It was a long crawl to the end of the tunnel.
definition 2: a very slow movement.
Traffic slowed to a crawl on Thanksgiving day.
definition 3: a swimming stroke. The swimmer keeps his face in the water while the feet kick without stopping and the arms reach in front of the head one at a time.
derivations: crawlingly (adv.), crawler (n.)
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