Synonyms of crawl


1. crawl, motion, movement, move

usage: a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"

2. crawl, front crawl, Australian crawl, swimming stroke

usage: a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

3. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping, locomotion, travel

usage: a slow 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. crawl, creep, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

2. crawl, feel

usage: feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"

3. crawl, teem, pullulate, swarm

usage: be full of; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

4. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel, bend, flex

usage: show submission or fear

5. crawl, swim

usage: swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"

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Definition and meaning of crawl (Dictionary)