verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- crawford, joan,
- crawford, thomas,
- crawford, william harris,
- crawl space,
- crawler lane,
- crawler track,
Origin of crawl1
noun Chiefly South Atlantic States.
Origin of crawl2
Examples from the Web for crawl
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
Klain is not the first to crawl out of the swamp of Biden World on to the larger stage.Where There’s Trouble, You’ll Usually Find Joe Biden|Lloyd Green|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Social media is heavily censored, with Instagram blocked and access to various websites operating at a crawl.
John Huston recalls in his autobiography, An Open Book, a time when he asked Mitchum to crawl across the grass on his elbows.The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum|Robert Ward|July 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the 20th century, we learned that we could crawl inside of a photograph and find ourselves.New Getty Retrospective On Minor White’s Metamorphosing Camera|Sarah Bay Williams|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rome may crawl and whimper at your feet—I, Cornelia, scorn you!Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
Say to my cousin that I must have Aunt Eliza, if she has to crawl here on her hands and knees.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
They had been left wounded and had been unable to crawl away from the blazing grass.A Yeoman's Letters|P. T. Ross
When the poor fellow tried to crawl out of the log, he was unable to do so!Chatterbox, 1906|Various
I think that hole is about big enough for them to crawl out.Grapes of wrath|Boyd Cable
Word Origin for crawl
Word Origin for crawl
c.1200, creulen, from a Scandinavian source, perhaps Old Norse krafla "to claw (one's way)," from the same root as crab (n.1). If there was an Old English *craflian, it has not been recorded. Related: Crawled; crawling.
1818, from crawl (v.); in the swimming sense from 1903, the stroke developed by Frederick Cavill, well-known English swimmer who emigrated to Australia and modified the standard stroke of the day after observing South Seas islanders. So called because the swimmer's motion in the water resembles crawling.