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Another word for crawl

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Verb
  1. To move along in a crouching or prone position

      1. To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
      2. (Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
      3. To move along with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees, in the way that a baby does
      1. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
      2. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
      3. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
      1. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
      2. To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
      3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
      1. To insinuate (oneself) into a situation, conversation, etc.
      2. To elicit by artful or devious means. Usually used with out of :
      3. To move in a manner suggestive of a worm.
    See also:

    move

  2. To advance slowly

      1. (Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
      2. To move with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees.
      3. To move or proceed very slowly:
      1. (Baseball) To hit (a ball) in executing a drag bunt
      2. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
      3. (Computers) To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
      1. To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees:
      2. To move by inches or degrees; move very slowly
    See also:

    fast

  3. To be abundantly filled or richly supplied

    See also:

    big

    rich

  4. To experience a repugnant tingling sensation

      1. To come on gradually and almost unnoticed
      2. To move with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees.
      3. To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
    See also:

    fear

    like

Noun
  1. A very slow rate of speed

    See also:

    fast

Another word for crawl

Verb
  1. To move like an insect

    See also:

    grovel

  2. To move slowly

    See also:

    lag

Synonym Study

  • Figuratively, crawl connotes slowness, abjectness, or servility and creep connotes slow, stealthy, or insinuating progress
  • Crawl and creep are often used interchangeably, but crawl, in its strict usage, suggests movement by dragging the prone body along the ground a snake crawls and creep suggests movement, often furtive, on all fours the cat crept up the stairs