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English noun: crawl

1. crawl (act) a very slow movement

SamplesThe traffic advanced at a crawl.

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

2. crawl (act) a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

SynonymsAustralian crawl, front crawl

Broader (hypernym)swimming stroke

Part holonymflutter kick

3. crawl (act) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

SamplesA crawl was all that the injured man could manage.
The traffic moved at a creep.

Synonymscrawling, creep, creeping

Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel

English verb: crawl

1. crawl (motion) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

SamplesThe crocodile was crawling along the riverbed.

ExamplesThe streets crawl with crowds


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)formicate

2. crawl (stative) feel as if crawling with insects

SamplesMy skin crawled--I was terrified.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)feel

3. crawl (stative) be full of

SamplesThe old cheese was crawling with maggots.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)pullulate, swarm, teem

4. crawl (motion) show submission or fear

Synonymscower, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

5. crawl (motion) swim by doing the crawl

SamplesEuropean children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)swim

Domain categoryaquatics, water sport

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