1 crawl /ˈkrɑːl̟/ verb
crawls; crawled; crawling
1 crawl
crawls; crawled; crawling
Learner's definition of CRAWL
[no object]
: to move on your hands and knees
: to move with the body close to or on the ground
[no object] : to move slowly
[+ object] : to move slowly on, across, or through (something)
[no object] : to be full of many people, insects, animals, etc. usually used in the phrase be crawling with
[no object] British, informal + disapproving : to be extremely nice to someone in order to get approval or some advantage for yourself

come/go crawling to

◊ If you come/go crawling (back) to someone, you go to someone for help or approval in a way that shows you are weak or sorry for what you have done.

crawl out of the woodwork

see woodwork

make your skin/flesh crawl

◊ If something makes your skin/flesh crawl, it causes you to have an uncomfortable feeling of fear or disgust.

— crawler

/ˈkrɑːlɚ/ noun, plural crawlers [count]
2 crawl /ˈkrɑːl/ noun
2 crawl
Learner's definition of CRAWL
: a very slow speed
: a way of swimming in which the swimmer lies facing down in the water and moves first one arm over the head and then the other while kicking the legs
see also pub crawl