Origin of crawl1
synonym study for crawl
OTHER WORDS FROM crawlcrawl·ing·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH crawlcraw, crawl
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What does crawl mean?
To crawl is to move along, close to the ground, either by wriggling the body or using hands and knees, as in The baby crawled along the floor on her hands and knees.
Many types of animals crawl along the ground, such as worms, caterpillars, and snakes
To crawl also means to creep or to extend tendrils, like a vine up a ladder.
More generally, to crawl means to move slowly or with a lot of effort, as in School was so boring today that the time just crawled along.
To crawl also means to visit a series of similar businesses, most commonly bars or pubs. A pub crawl is an event during which participants will visit several pubs, one after another.
Example: The traffic slowed to a crawl on my way home from work because of an accident.
Where does crawl come from?
The first records of the term crawl come from the mid-1100s. It ultimately comes from the Old Norse krafla.
As crawling usually goes slowly, the term crawl can be applied to anything that moves slowly. Crawl is also often used in cases of regret when people are said to crawl back to where they came from. When a location is said to be crawling with something, that means that there are a lot of them there, usually referring to animals or insects. On the internet, to crawl is to digitally survey websites in order to index them for a search engine.
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What are some other forms related to crawl?
- crawlingly (adverb)
- crawler (noun)
What are some synonyms for crawl?
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How is crawl used in real life?
Crawl is a common word used to mean to move in a prone position close to the ground.
Hoping watching a documentary about the Arctic will cool me down a bit! I want to crawl into the tv #hottestdayoftheyear
— Phil Lester (@AmazingPhil) July 19, 2016
Crawl before you walk before you run before you fly before you ASCEND TO GREATNESS
& get some food in you, maybe a banana.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 22, 2017
And speaking of travel, big shout out here on the train to the lady who decided to let her infant crawl up and down the aisle here in business on Amtrak, including so close in front of the restroom door that I almost just stepped on her baby coming out of the bathroom. 👍
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 9, 2019
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Is crawl used correctly in the following sentence?
When we did the dessert crawl, we visited a dozen bakeries in one afternoon!
How to use crawl in a sentence
Efficiency of crawl, as we mentioned above, are the benefits.
The data we gather in TGIF show that in many cases, those solutions often do more harm than good as they are not getting indexed and they make it very difficult to get crawl data that actually reflects your website’s structure as Google sees it.
However, for larger sites, having multiple URLs that host the same content may consume crawl budget and dilute signals, inhibiting a search engine’s ability to index and evaluate your pages.How content consolidation can help boost your rankings|George Nguyen|September 10, 2020|Search Engine Land
However, the number of pages your domain accommodates should never exceed your crawl budget, or else all pages over that limit will go unnoticed in search.
Although most people might have heard of crawl budgeting, they might have considered using it, to begin with, or even think about it, when it comes to SEO.
“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.
But as the opening crawl assures, “none of this is canon, so just relax.”‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pilot Disney’s Premier Voyage into ‘Star Wars’|Jason Lynch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Crawl up there again, Sarge, and look straight down at the first ledge from the bottom.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
In a moment it began to crawl down the side of the street, seeming to fill the whole city with silence.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
In the first place, as to hours—they never leave the ball-room until utterly exhausted, and scarcely fit to crawl to bed.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Bud slid noiselessly out of the car and under it, head to the rear where he could crawl out quickly.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower