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present participle of crawl
as in creeping
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

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as in poking
to move or act slowly the deadline is fast approaching, so this is no time to crawl

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as in bursting
to be copiously supplied something must be up, as city hall is crawling with reporters

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“Crawling.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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