Synonyms and Antonyms 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> Synonyms belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, wriggle 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> Synonyms delay, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarryRelated 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, temporizeNear Antonyms bowl, breeze, dart, hump, hurtle, hustle, scramble, stampede; gallop, jog, run, sprint, trot; accelerate, quicken, speed (up); catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtakeAntonyms barrel, bolt, career, course, dash, fly, hasten, hotfoot (it), hurry, race, rip, rocket, run, rush, scoot, scud, scurry, speed, tear, whirl, whisk, whiz (or whizz), zip
4 to be copiously supplied <something must be up, as city hall is crawling with reporters> Synonyms brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, abound, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms lack, need, want
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up crawl? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).