verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- crawford, joan,
- crawford, thomas,
- crawford, william harris,
- crawl space,
- crawler lane,
- crawler track,
Origin of crawl1
Examples from the Web for crawling
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.Kids Eat the Darndest Things: Laundry Pods, Teething Necklaces, and More Of The Weirdest Stuff Sending Kids to the E.R.|Russell Saunders|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Netflix speeds were crawling along making it miserable for customers to stream content.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As king, you need to understand that balance, and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope.The 13 Coolest Movie Dads: ‘Taken,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and More|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many are also asking how on earth Charles could have made such a remark in a room he knew was crawling with journalists.
Lemaire, crawling up, found him on his knees upon the top of the battered chart-house, improvising a paen of thanksgiving.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
Nobody had been paying any attention to Prophet Elias, who had been crawling like a torpid caterpillar.When Egypt Went Broke|Holman Day
There was a deck of boards or split bamboos, and you could only move about it by crawling on your hands and knees.Unaddressed Letters|Anonymous
I have several times been roused at night by a great cockroach, three or four inches long, crawling over my lace.A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India|Charles Acland
It lifted everything from the water, and splashed everything down again, all the while crawling toward its enemy.Creatures of the Abyss|Murray Leinster
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.