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crawling

 
Noun crawling has 1 sense
  1. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping - a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
    --1 is a kind of locomotion, travel
    Derived form: verb crawl1
Verb crawl has 5 senses
  1. crawl, creep - move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived forms: noun crawl3, noun crawl1, noun crawler2, noun crawler3, noun crawling1
    Sample sentences:
    The streets crawl with crowds
    The streets crawl with crowds
  2. crawl - feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"
    --2 is one way to
    feel
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. crawl - be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
    --3 is one way to
    teem, pullulate, swarm
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel - show submission or fear
    --4 is one way to bend, flex
    Derived form: noun crawler1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. crawl - swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
    --5 is one way to
    swim
    Derived form: noun crawl2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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