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English translation of 'kriechen'

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kriechen

[ˈkriːçn ]Word forms: kroch [krɔx ] preterite , gekrochen [ɡəˈkrɔxn ] past participle
Verb Table intransitive verb auxiliary 'sein'
to creep (auch Pflanze) (Tech)to crawl (auch Schlange)
(langsam fahren) to crawl (along)
(figurative) [Zeit] to creep by
(figurative) (unterwürfig sein) to grovel (vor +dat before)to crawl (vor +dat to)
aus dem Ei kriechen to hatch (out)
auf allen vieren kriechen to crawl on all fours
unter die Bettdecke kriechen to slip under the covers
die Kälte kroch mir in die Knochen the cold seeped into my bones

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Example Sentences Including 'kriechen'

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Das Buch der Untergrund-Spezialisten, die seit Jahren und inzwischen auch im Senatsauftrag durch vermodernde Keller kriechen , ist keine Anleitung zum Abenteuer- Trip auf eigene Faust.
Die Tageszeitung (1997)
Das Tier hat gelernt, hinter Wände zu kriechen und über Mauern zu klettern und dabei eine Schnur hinter sich herzuziehen, mit der sich dann jedes gewünschte Kabel durch die Mauern ziehen läßt.
Die Tageszeitung (1997)
Herr A. hat sich inzwischen eine Art Katzenklappe in seine Wohnungstür gebastelt, durch die er kriechen kann, wenn er sein Türschloss nicht mehr aufkriegt.
Die Tageszeitung (1999)

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'kriechen' in Other Languages

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
British English: creep /kriːp/ VERB
animal If an animal creeps, it moves along close to the ground.
The mouse crept across the room.
  • American English: creep
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrastar-se
  • Chinese: 爬行
  • Croatian: gmizati
  • Czech: plazit se
  • Danish: krybe
  • Dutch: kruipen
  • European Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Finnish: hiipiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Greek: έρπω
  • Italian: strisciare
  • Japanese: はう
  • Korean: 기다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: skradać się
  • European Portuguese: rastejar
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: ползти
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Swedish: krypa
  • Thai: คลาน
  • Turkish: geçmek
  • Ukrainian: плазувати
  • Vietnamese:
British English: grovel VERB
If you say that someone grovels, you think they are behaving too respectfully towards another person, for example, because they are frightened or because they want something.
I don't grovel to anybody.
  • American English: grovel
  • Brazilian Portuguese: humilhar-se
  • Chinese: 卑躬屈膝
  • European Spanish: arrastrarse
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Italian: essere ossequioso
  • Japanese: ぺこぺこする
  • Korean: 굽실거리다
  • European Portuguese: humilhar-se
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse

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