crawl

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noun
1 very slow speed
ADJECTIVE
slow
PREPOSITION
at a crawl

The traffic was moving at a slow crawl.

VERB + CRAWL
be down to

Westbound traffic was down to a crawl.

slow down to, slow to
2 swimming stroke
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verb
ADVERB
quickly, slowly
about (esp. BrE), along, around, away, back, forward, round (esp. BrE), through

We spent an hour crawling around on our hands and knees looking for the key.

VERB + CRAWL
manage to

As night fell, we managed to crawl back to our lines.

start to

Has the baby started to crawl yet?

PREPOSITION
across, along, into, off, out of, over, under, up

There's an insect crawling up your leg!

PHRASES
crawl on (your) hands and knees
Crawl is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑baby, ↑flesh, ↑fly, ↑insect, ↑ivy, ↑skin, ↑spider, ↑wasp, ↑worm
Crawl is used with these nouns as the object: ↑site

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Crawl — (kr[add]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crawled} (kr[add]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crawling}.] [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. kr[aum]la to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.] 1. To move slowly by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • crawl — crawl1 [krôl] vi. [ME craulen < ON krafla < Gmc base * krab , *kreb , to scratch (> Ger krabbeln): for IE base see CRAB1] 1. to move slowly by dragging the body along the ground, as a worm 2. to go on hands and knees; creep 3. to move or …   English World dictionary

  • Crawl — 〈[krɔ:l] n.; s; unz.〉 = Kraul * * * Crawl [krɔ:l ], das; s <meist o. Art. u. ungebeugt> (Sport seltener): Kraul. * * * Crawl [krɔ:l], das; s <meist o. Art. u. ungebeugt> (Sport seltener): ↑Kraul …   Universal-Lexikon

  • crawl|y — «KR lee», adjective, crawl|i|er, crawl|i|est. Informal. feeling as if things are crawling over one s skin; creepy …   Useful english dictionary

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