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crawl

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crawl

  1. 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 of crawl belly, creep, grovel, slide, slither, snake, worm, wriggle Words Related to crawl crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe

  2. 2 to move slowly the weekend traffic on the road to the beach just crawled Synonyms of crawl creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snail Words Related to crawl lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudge Near Antonyms of crawl float, glide, sail; hurry, tear Antonyms of crawl fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip

  3. 3 to move or act slowly the deadline is fast approaching, so this is no time to crawl Synonyms of crawl delay, creep, dally, dawdle, diddle, dillydally, drag, lag, linger, loiter, lollygag (also lallygag), mope, poke, shilly-shally, tarryWords Related to crawl 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 of crawl 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 of crawl 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. 4 to be copiously supplied something must be up, as city hall is crawling with reporters Synonyms of crawl brim, bristle, bulge, burst, bustle, buzz, abound, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms of crawl lack, need, want



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