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verb [intransitive] British English pronunciation: crawl /krɔːl/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrawl
he/she/itcrawls
present participlecrawling
past tensecrawled
past participlecrawled
  1. 1
    to move along the ground on your hands and knees or with your body close to the ground

    She crawled across the floor, her eyes stinging from the smoke.

    They crawled through the tunnel.

  2. 4
    showing disapproval to try extremely hard to please someone, in order to gain an advantage, in a way that makes other people not respect you
    crawl to:

    The way you crawl to them makes me sick.

    I'd rather die than go crawling back to him.

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