Crawl stroke

Crawl stroke
Crawl stroke Crawl stroke (Swimming) A racing stroke, in which the swimmer, lying flat on the water with face submerged, takes alternate overhand arm strokes while moving his legs up and down alternately from the knee. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • crawl stroke — basic swimming stroke …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crawl stroke —    Au kolo (swimming) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • crawl — v. & n. v.intr. 1 move slowly, esp. on hands and knees. 2 (of an insect, snake, etc.) move slowly with the body close to the ground etc. 3 walk or move slowly (the train crawled into the station). 4 (often foll. by to) colloq. behave obsequiously …   Useful english dictionary

  • stroke —   1. Blow. Hāuna, hauhāuna, hahau, hau, uhau, lā au, hili; pā, ai, ki ina (of an instrument).     For lua strokes see fight.     Fighting club strokes: hāuna lā au, lā au, māmala (general names); kāwala ki i, laumaki wahie eke eke (particular… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Crawl — or crawling may refer to: Crawling (Pottery), Crawling occurs when the glaze hasn t properly adhered to the bisqued clay. Crawling (human), any of several types of human quadrupedal gait Limbless locomotion, the movement of limbless animals over… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — ► VERB 1) move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground. 2) (of an insect or small animal) move slowly along a surface. 3) move unusually slowly. 4) (be crawling with) be unpleasantly covered or crowded with. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • crawl — I n. swimming stroke 1) to swim the crawl act of crawling (also fig.) 2) to a crawl (traffic slowed to a crawl) II v. 1)(d; intr.) to crawl into (to crawl into a hole) 2) (d; intr.) to crawl out of (to crawl out of the ruins) 3) (d; intr.) to… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stroke — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 of a brush, pen, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ long, short ▪ broad (often figurative), thick ▪ I will outline in broad strokes our main ideas. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • crawl — 01. The baby [crawled] across the rug towards the puppy. 02. Traffic was [crawling] through the downtown core at rush hour. 03. When we came back to our picnic basket, we found that there were ants [crawling] across the blanket, and into our food …   Grammatical examples in English

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