crawl crawl  /ˈkrɔl/


  1. (n) a very slow movement
  2. (n) a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
  3. (n) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  4. (v) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
  5. (v) feel as if crawling with insects
  6. (v) be full of
  7. (v) show submission or fear
  8. (v) swim by doing the crawl

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  1. After a very tight crawl into a long, narrow passage, we reached the brink of a shaft in the roof of the cave, then climbed down.
  2. The guys spend their spare time degrading women they pick up in bars, making one strip, crawl on the floor and bark like a dog.
  3. The questions make you blush; some of the answers make your skin crawl.


  1. ‘Grub Crawl’ comes to Old Town Temecula

    Grub Crawling is a growing trend in cities like San Francisco, New York and Chicago. Next stop for the “foodie” event: Old Town Temecula. Much like a pub crawl, grub crawlers visit multiple restaurant locations, but the focus is on the food instead of the beverages.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Southwest Riverside News Network

  2. Jacksonville Beach does not need a pub crawl on July 4

    A Fourth of July pub crawl would not be family-friendly, according to Jacksonville Beach Mayor Charlie Latham, who wrote a letter last week to downtown restaurant and bar owners asking them not to participate in a planned event.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

  3. Crawl will happen July 6th, not July 4th

    It may be good for business, but the mayor of Jacksonville Beach says a scheduled pub crawl is bad for the beaches' image.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WJXT Jacksonville


  1. "I've got to start somewhere," Vick said today while being introduced at a news conference in Philadelphia, a day after signing a contract with the Eagles. "I've got to crawl before I walk. I can't imagine going out there after a two-year...
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Michael Vick Source: Bloomberg

  2. "I've made the choice not to disappear, not to crawl up in a hole, not to be a hermit, but to put myself out there on the highest stage of sport again and have people judge me, criticise me, watch me and then hopefully it helps them in their...
    on May 13, 2010 By: Marion Jones Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Most of those guys started out at the top," Moss said. "I'ma true believer that you have to learn to crawl before you can walk. I wanted to start at the bottom in the truck series and I'm teaming up with David Dollar, and he has seen the...
    on Jul 3, 2008 By: Randy Moss Source: Kansas City Star

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