crawl


crawl

verb

Definition of CRAWL

1
to move slowly with the body close to the ground <the time we had to crawl through a narrow passageway from one cave to another>
Related Words crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe
2
to move slowly <the weekend traffic on the road to the beach just crawled>
Synonyms creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snail
Related Words lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudge
Near Antonyms float, glide, sail; hurry, tear
Antonyms fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip
3
to move or act slowly <the deadline is fast approaching, so this is no time to crawl>
Related Words fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporize
4
to be copiously supplied <something must be up, as city hall is crawling with reporters>
Near Antonyms lack, need, want

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