Crawl means to move slowly on the ground, generally on the hands and knees.(verb)
An example of crawl is for a baby to scoot across the floor on her hands and knees.
The definition of a crawl is a slow movement, the dragging of the body along the ground or a swimming stroke.(noun)
See crawl in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME craulen < ON krafla < Gmc base *krab-, *kreb-, to scratch (> Ger krabbeln): for IE base see crab
Origin: WIndDu kraal < Sp corral: see corral
See crawl in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb crawled, crawl·ing, crawls
Origin: Middle English craulen
Origin: , from Old Norse krafla; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Afrikaans kraal, enclosure for animals; see kraal.
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