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. [1913 Webster]

A worm finds what it searches after only by feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner. [1913 Webster]

He was hardly able to crawl about the room. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

The meanest thing that crawl'd beneath my eyes. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

3. To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct. [1913 Webster]

Secretly crawling up the battered walls. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

Hath crawled into the favor of the king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Absurd opinions crawl about the world. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See {Creep}, v. i., 7. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • crawled — krɔːl n. act of crawling (moving along the ground on all fours, creeping); swimming stroke v. creep, move along the ground on all fours; grovel, be servile …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crawled on all fours — moved on hands and knees, crept, move along the ground on hands and knees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • It Crawled Out of the Woodwork — Infobox Television episode Title = It Crawled Out of the Woodwork Series = The Outer Limits Caption = Season = 1 Episode = 11 Airdate = December 9, 1963 Production = 18 Writer = Joseph Stefano Director = Gerd Oswald Photographer = Conrad Hall… …   Wikipedia

  • Выползшее из деревянных вещей — The Outer Limits: It Crawled Out of the Woodwork Жанр …   Википедия

  • crawl — I UK [krɔːl] / US [krɔl] verb [intransitive] Word forms crawl : present tense I/you/we/they crawl he/she/it crawls present participle crawling past tense crawled past participle crawled * 1) a) to move along the ground on your hands and knees or… …   English dictionary

  • Search engine optimization — SEO redirects here. For other uses, see SEO (disambiguation). Internet marketing …   Wikipedia

  • Tiktaalik — Temporal range: Late Devonian, 375 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Survivor Series (1998) — Infobox Wrestling event name=Survivor Series (1998) theme= Deadly Game (Jim Johnston) promotion=World Wrestling Federation date=November 15 1998 venue=Kiel Center city=St. Louis, Missouri attendance=21,779 lastevent= nextevent=Capital Carnage… …   Wikipedia

  • crawl´er — crawl1 «krl», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to move slowly by pulling the body along the ground: »Worms and snakes crawl. 2. to creep on hands and knees: »A baby crawls before it walks. The boys crawled through a hole in the wall. 3. Figurative. to move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Side Effects — were an indie rock band, part of the music scene of Athens, Georgia. The Side Effects debuted in 1980, alongside other local performers like R.E.M..HistoryThe band was started by Kit Swartz and Paul Butchart, who knew R.E.M. members Michael Stipe …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”