View synonyms for crawling


/ ˈkrɔːlɪŋ /


  1. a defect in freshly applied paint or varnish characterized by bare patches and ridging
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Example Sentences

Perfect for when the kids are still young and crawling all over you.

When crawling and walking are imminent, I talk with parents about getting the house ready.

They ended up crawling for much of the journey, scaling electric fences and fending off wild animals in freezing conditions.

Netflix speeds were crawling along making it miserable for customers to stream content.

As king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.

And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.

While searching the field Lawrence noticed some white object crawling along like a large reptile.

The Comet was not far away, and Matt got on his knees and began crawling toward it.

Crawling down from the street above, on one side only, and clinging to the upper houses, was the advance guard of the fog.

Like a hurt animal, half crawling, knowing only the base instinct of self preservation, he tried for that delivery alleyway.





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