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Definition of Crawl


  1. To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
  2. to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
  3. To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
  4. To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.
  5. The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.
  6. A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.

Crawl Quotations

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. - Zora Neale Hurston
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Every step, whether at high school or at college or at the NFL, I had to climb and crawl and scratch to get there.
Victor Cruz

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.
Tori Amos
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Crawl Translations

crawl in Afrikaans is kruip
crawl in Danish is krybe
crawl in Dutch is kruipen
crawl in French is ramper
crawl in German is kraule, kriechen
crawl in Latin is repo repsi reptum
crawl in Portuguese is rastejamento
crawl in Spanish is arrastrarse
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