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Crawling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRAWLING, ppr. Creeping; moving slowly along the ground, or other substance; moving or walking slowly, weakly or timorously; insinuating.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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" [syn: crawl, crawling, creep, creeping]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crawl 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 drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep. A worm finds what it searches after only by feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another. --Grew. 2. Hence, to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner. He was hardly able to crawl about the room. --Arbuthnot. The meanest thing that crawl'd beneath my eyes. --Byron.

Moby Thesaurus

abject, accumbent, alive with, all fours, ambling, amphibian, anguine, atiptoe, atmospherics, backscratching, batrachian, beggarly, blaring, blasting, blind spot, bootlicking, bristling, bursting, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, close, colubriform, compact, couchant, couche, cowering, crammed, crawl, creep, creeping, creeping like snail, cringing, crocodilian, crouching, crowded, crowding, decumbent, deliberate, dense, draped, drift, easy, fade-out, fading, faltering, fawning, firm, flagging, flat, flattering, foot-dragging, footlicking, froggy, full, gentle, gradual, groveling, gumshoeing, halting, hangdog, hobbled, hobbling, honeycombed, idle, in profusion, indolent, ingratiating, interference, jam-packed, jammed, languid, languorous, lavish, lazy, leisurely, limping, lizardlike, lolling, lounging, lumbering, lying, mealymouthed, moderate, nightwalking, noise, obeisant, obsequious, on all fours, on bended knee, on tippytoe, on tiptoe, ophidian, overflowing, packed, padding, parasitic, permeated, poking, poky, populous, procumbent, prodigal, profuse, proliferating, prolific, prone, prostrate, prowling, pussyfooting, reception, reclining, recumbent, relaxed, reluctant, repent, reposing, reptant, reptatorial, reptile, reptilelike, reptilian, reptiliform, reptiloid, resupine, rife, saturated, sauntering, saurian, scrabble, scramble, serpentiform, serpentile, serpentine, serpentlike, serpentoid, serried, shot through, shuffling, sidling, slack, slinking, slithering, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, snakelike, snaking, snaky, sneaking, sniveling, solid, sponging, sprawled, sprawling, spread, staggering, static, stealing, strolling, studded, superabundant, supine, swarming, sycophantic, teeming, tentative, thick, thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thronged, thronging, timeserving, tippytoe, tiptoe, tiptoeing, toadeating, toadish, toadying, toadyish, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, truckling, trudging, turtlelike, unhurried, viperiform, viperish, viperlike, viperoid, viperous, vipery, waddling, worming



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