Definition of 'crawl'

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Example sentences containing 'crawl'

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It is the creeper that needs something to crawl up. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Can you give me four lengths, front crawl? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Since then, progress has slowed to a crawl. Times, Sunday Times (2016)HERE'S a real tiger in a tank... and it looks like she's doing the front crawl. The Sun (2016)If you want a faster front crawl, hold your fingers apart like a rake, not together like a paddle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Traffic going in the opposite direction slowed to a crawl. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We had to leave after two nights because the whole place was crawling with insects. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There must have been hundreds more who had crawled away into the jungle to die. Max Hastings Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)She was still conscious and crawled back down the track. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Worried one might crawl back up my gullet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It crawls at the pace of an ailing rock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She crawled out slowly onto the plank. Christianity Today (2000)The admin worker woke when she felt something crawling on her. The Sun (2014)Look down to each side as though you are doing front crawl. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There have been numerous attacks in recent years as people were trapped in the crawling traffic. The Sun (2011)When they are miles high in the air they can count the ants crawling on the ground. Hugh Lofting The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920)This is where time slows to a crawl. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Soon the place was crawling with them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many were killed as they tried to crawl back to shelter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is another one who crawled out of the woodwork. The Sun (2008)He crawled forward, clutching his gun. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)Although some viewers might liken the crawling pace of the action to watching corn grow, others will equally reap the benefits of patience. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now there's a proper stroke, the crawl. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I crawled to the road and screamed until a car stopped,' she recalled. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Translations for 'crawl'

British English: crawl /krɔːl/ VERB
When you crawl, you move forward on your hands and knees.
Her baby has just learned to crawl.
  • American English: crawl
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: engatinhar
  • Chinese: 爬行
  • Croatian: puzati
  • Czech: plazit se
  • Danish: kravle
  • Dutch: kruipen
  • European Spanish: gatear
  • Finnish: ryömiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Greek: σέρνομαι
  • Italian: strisciare
  • Japanese: 這う
  • Korean: 기다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: pełzać
  • European Portuguese: gatinhar
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: ползать
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Swedish: krypa
  • Thai: คลาน
  • Turkish: emeklemek
  • Ukrainian: повзти
  • Vietnamese: dưới đất


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