Synonyms for crawl

Synonyms for (noun) crawl

Synonyms: crawl, crawling, creep, creeping

Definition: a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

Usage: a crawl was all that the injured man could manage; the traffic moved at a creep

Similar words: locomotion, travel

Definition: self-propelled movement


Synonyms: crawl

Definition: a very slow movement

Usage: the traffic advanced at a crawl

Similar words: motion, move, movement

Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another

Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path


Synonyms: front crawl, Australian crawl, crawl

Definition: a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick

Similar words: swimming stroke

Definition: a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward

Synonyms for (verb) crawl

Synonyms: crawl, creep

Definition: move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

Usage: The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: crawl

Definition: swim by doing the crawl

Usage: European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl

Similar words: swim

Definition: travel through water

Usage: We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore; a big fish was swimming in the tank


Synonyms: fawn, grovel, cower, crawl, creep, cringe

Definition: show submission or fear

Similar words: bend, flex

Definition: form a curve

Usage: The stick does not bend


Synonyms: crawl

Definition: be full of

Usage: The old cheese was crawling with maggots

Similar words: pullulate, swarm, teem

Definition: be teeming, be abuzz

Usage: The garden was swarming with bees; The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen; her mind pullulated with worries


Synonyms: crawl

Definition: feel as if crawling with insects

Usage: My skin crawled--I was terrified

Similar words: feel

Definition: be felt or perceived in a certain way

Usage: The ground feels shaky; The sheets feel soft