Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crawl

3 senses of crawl

Sense 1
crawl -- (a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl")
       => motion, movement, move -- (the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path")

Sense 2
crawl, front crawl, Australian crawl -- (a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick)
       => swimming stroke -- (a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward)

Sense 3
crawl, crawling, creep, creeping -- (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")
       => locomotion, travel -- (self-propelled movement)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crawl

5 senses of crawl

Sense 1
crawl, creep -- (move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
crawl -- (feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified")
       => feel -- (be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft")

Sense 3
crawl -- (be full of; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots")
       => teem, pullulate, swarm -- (be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries")

Sense 4
fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel -- (show submission or fear)
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 5
crawl -- (swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl")
       => swim -- (travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank")

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