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Synonyms for crawl
krɔlcrawl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crawlnoun

    a very slow movement

    "the traffic advanced at a crawl"

    Synonyms:
    crawling, front crawl, creep, creeping

  2. crawl, front crawl, Australian crawlnoun

    a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

    Synonyms:
    crawling, front crawl, creep, creeping

  3. crawl, crawling, creep, creepingverb

    a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

    "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"

    Synonyms:
    creep, weirdo, weirdy, weirdie, front crawl, crawling, spook, creeping

  4. crawl, creepverb

    move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

    "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

    Synonyms:
    pussyfoot, creep, mouse, sneak, fawn, grovel, cower, cringe

  5. crawlverb

    feel as if crawling with insects

    "My skin crawled--I was terrified"

    Synonyms:
    fawn, cower, creep, cringe, grovel

  6. crawlverb

    be full of

    "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

    Synonyms:
    fawn, cower, creep, cringe, grovel

  7. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovelverb

    show submission or fear

    Synonyms:
    cower, sneak, recoil, bootlick, fawn, quail, flinch, funk, grovel, huddle, cringe, wince, truckle, kowtow, kotow, pussyfoot, squinch, creep, mouse, suck up, toady, shrink

  8. crawlverb

    swim by doing the crawl

    "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"

    Synonyms:
    fawn, cower, creep, cringe, grovel

Editors Contribution

  1. chyron

    Submitted by anonymous on March 29, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crawlverb

    Synonyms:
    creep

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "crawl":

    grovel, slither, ramp, fawn, tracing

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How to say crawl in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#8260funk
#10970ramp
#13161shrink
#14216crawl
#14228tracing
#16203sneak
#18621creep
#22481crawling
#22782quail
#26337creeping
#30821fawn
#31728recoil
#31924wince
#43010cringe
#49409huddle
#50705weirdo
#51312spook
#60090slither
#76457flinch
#102486cower
#116571grovel
#128894toady
#207328kowtow
#271278pussyfoot
#275633truckle

How to use crawl in a sentence?

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    An eagle does not crawl because it was born to fly.

  2. Joe Pawlak:

    Year-over-year, it was a very small crawl, we're talking about tenths of a point a year.

  3. Albert P. Ryder:

    Have you ever seen an inchworm crawl up a leaf or a twig, and then, clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something, to reach something That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have footing.

  4. Later McHenry:

    I wouldn't work at a scumbag place like this. Makes my skin crawl even being here.

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    One has to crawl like a caterpillar before flying like a butterfly.


Translations for crawl

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  • دب, زحف, يزحفArabic
  • iməkləməkAzerbaijani
  • поўзаць, паўзціBelarusian
  • пълзя, угоднича, гъмжа, лазя, влача, плувам кроул, пълзене, кроулBulgarian
  • arrossegar-se, gatejarCatalan, Valencian
  • plazit, léztCzech
  • kravle, krybe, crawlDanish
  • wimmeln, krabbeln, kriechen, kraulen, Schneckentempo, KraulGerman
  • taEwe
  • έρπω, κάνω κρόουλ, μπουσουλάω, κρόουλGreek
  • rampiEsperanto
  • rampar, gatear, estar cuajado, avanzar a paso de tortuga, arrastrar, estar de cuajado, arrastrarse, reptar, humillarse, humillarse ante, crol, estilo crol, crawlSpanish
  • خزیدنPersian
  • madella, saada, ryömiä, kontata, väre, läpi, vilistä, kylmä, kroolata, indeksoida, konttaus, ryömintä, matelu, krooliFinnish
  • grulva, krovlFaroese
  • avancer au pas, s'aplatir devant, grouiller de, grouiller, ramper, s'aplatir, avoir la chair de poule, faire le crawlFrench
  • krûpeWestern Frisian
  • èalaidh, snàigScottish Gaelic
  • זחל, הזדחלHebrew
  • घिसटनाHindi
  • mászik, vánszorog, kúszik, hemzsegHungarian
  • սողալArmenian
  • skríða, skriðsundIcelandic
  • nuotare a crawl, strisciare, brulicare, crawlItalian
  • 這う, クロールJapanese
  • ბობღვა, ცოცვა, ხოხვაGeorgian
  • លូនKhmer
  • 기어가다Korean
  • rēpōLatin
  • ຄານLao
  • rāpotLatvian
  • ползиMacedonian
  • rangkak, gaya rangkakMalay
  • တွားBurmese
  • kruipenDutch
  • krypeNorwegian
  • pełzać, pełznąćPolish
  • rastejar, engatinhar, crawlPortuguese
  • târîRomanian
  • ползти́, по́лзать, попо́лзать, уго́дничать, пресмыка́ться, кише́ть, [[мурашка, лебезии́ь, заи́скивать, поползти́, [[плыть]] [[кроль, ползание, крольRussian
  • пузати, пузити, puzati, puziti, плазити, plazitiSerbo-Croatian
  • plaziť, kraulSlovak
  • plazitiSlovene
  • krypa, kräla, crawlSwedish
  • வலம்Tamil
  • దేకు, పాకుTelugu
  • хазиданTajik
  • คลานThai
  • emeklemekTurkish
  • повзати, повзтиUkrainian
  • bò, trườnVietnamese
  • קריכןYiddish

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