Crawl appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- To crawl, a birth’s in a Danish tribal war cot.
- "Eire erodes, so to grab media’s evil war, crawl," I’ve said, embargo-tossed or eerie.
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Definition of the noun crawl
What does crawl mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: crawls
- a very slow movement
- a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
- a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
Alternative definition of the noun crawl
- The act of moving slowly on hands and knees etc, or with frequent stops
- A rapid swimming stroke with alternate overarm strokes and a fluttering kick
- [television] A piece of horizontally scrolling text overlaid on the main image.
Specialised definition of the noun crawl
Glossary of sports
a fast swimming stroke in which the swimmer lies face down and uses a flutter lock and an overarm stroke (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)
Definition of the verb crawl
What does crawl mean as a doing word?
Crawl is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: crawled | crawling | crawls
- move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
- examples: The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed | The streets crawl with crowds
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box Verbs of Motion: amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location] There swarm bees in the garden Verbs of Existence: bustle, creep, hop, run, swarm, swim, teem [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme] The garden is swarming with bees [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonym of crawl: creep
- more generic words: go / locomote / move / travel = change location
- more specific word: formicate = crawl about like ants
- feel as if crawling with insects
- be full of
- example: The old cheese was crawling with maggots
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Locative Preposition] [Location] There swarm bees in the garden [Location - location, but not region] [Verb] with [Theme] The garden is swarming with bees [Theme - concrete, plural] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] A flag fluttered over the fort | Bees are swarming in the garden [Locative Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] In the aquarium swam a striped fish | Over the fort fluttered a flag
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- more generic words: pullulate / swarm / teem = be teeming, be abuzz
- show submission or fear
- swim by doing the crawl
Alternative definition of the verb crawl
- [intransitive] To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground.
- [intransitive] To move forward slowly, with frequent stops.
- [intransitive] To act in a servile manner.
- [intransitive, with "with"] See crawl with.
- [intransitive] To feel a swarming sensation.
- [intransitive] To swim using the crawl stroke.
- [transitive] To move over an area on hands and knees.
- [intransitive] To visit while becoming inebriated.
- [transitive] To visit files or web sites in order to index them for searching.
- "Crawl" is a 2011 crime/thriller film written and directed by Paul China.
- country: Australia
- language: English Language
- producers: Brian J. Breheny & Benjamin China
- production design by John Andersen
- art direction by Bob Booker
- written by Paul China
- George Shevtsov as The Stranger
- Paul Holmes as Slim Walding
- Lauren Dillon as Holly
- William Garvey as Gus Summers
- Georgina Haig as Marilyn Burns
- Penny Anne Hoffmann as Cute Girl Playing Pool
- Baz McAlister as Locksmith
- Catherine Miller as Annie
- Bob Newman as Rusty Sapp
- John Rees-Osborne as Constable Rolly
- Lynda Stoner as Eileen
- Andy Barclay as Travis
- Paul Bryant as Sergeant Byrd
- cinematography by Brian J. Breheny
- edited by Bin Li & John Scott
- music by Christopher Gordon
- costume design by Maria Tsoukas
- set decoration by Amanda Grillini
- genres: Crime Fiction, Thriller
- released on
- official website: www.crawlthemovie.net
- "Crawl" is a 2012 Drama film written by Loïc Delafoulhouse and Hervè Lasgouttes, and directed by Hervè Lasgouttes.
- country: France
- language: French
- director: Herve Lasgouttes
- producers: Antonin Dedet & Stéphanie Douet
- written by Loïc Delafoulhouze & Herve Lasgouttes
- casting by Laure Cochener
- cinematography by Emmanuelle Le Fur
- edited by Laurence Bawedin
- music by Raphaël Ibanez de Garayo
- costume design by Alice Cambournac
- set decoration by Erwan Le Floc'h
- genre: Drama
- released on
- Crawl is a fictional character from the 1993 film Son in Law.
- Crawl is a fictional character from the 2013 film Bunks.
Phrases with Crawl
Phrases starting with the word Crawl:
Phrases ending with the word Crawl:
- to crawl
- pub crawl
- Back Crawl
- front crawl
- Urban Crawl
- Dungeon crawl
- American Crawl
- australian crawl
- Make Someone's Skin Crawl
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Crawl
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by Tammie Rogers
The crawl is a cute trick that can be used as part ofa little skit. Imagine how funny it might be if you set up a bar jump that you tell an audience your dog will leap. You may go on and on about what a superb jumper your dog has become, ...
The Visual Story (2013)
Creating the Visual Structure of Film, TV and Digital Media by Bruce Block
A crawl is a longer expositional statement about the upcoming.
Sports for Her (1999)
A Reference Guide for Teenage Girls by Penny Hastings
The 100 yard free is another sprint utilizing the swimmer's choice of stroke— as always, the crawl is a favorite. The 500 yard free is the longest race of the meet. It is an individual event where each competitor swims 20 lengths of the pool, and ...
Breaking the Spell (2006)
Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
This transmission error was corrected by Richard Cavill in 1902, and today's front crawl is the descendant of that quite recent improvement. But versions of the crawl have probably been invented and reinvented numerous times over the eons, ...
The Cognitive Classroom (2013)
Using Brain and Cognitive Science to Optimize Student Success by Jerome L. Rekart
Given these two considerations, the most parsimonious explanation is that the news crawl is a distraction. The whole idea that today's "digital natives” are able to seamlessly absorb and integrate information from multiple sources ...
The Adventurers' Handbook (2010)
An Extreme, Extraordinary, and Exciting Journey Around the World by Anita Ganeri
Front crawl is the best stroke to use because you can develop a steady pace, hopefully making it easier to keep swimming for hours on end. Every hour, members of your support team pass you food and drink from the boat. They pass them ...
by Brad Hill
Then, as a bonus, Google launches a fresh crawl much more frequently. The fresh crawl is an update to Google's index that runs every day, or several times a day, or not quite every day, depending on the site and at the company's discretion.
Step by Step (2004)
A Complete Movement Education Curriculum by Sheila Kogan
A crawl is any four-body-part walk. A traditional baby crawl (two knees and two hands) is...
Pediatric Rehabilitation (2009)
Principles & Practices, Fourth Edition by Michael A. Alexander, MD, Dennis J. Matthews, MD
Combat crawl is a usual way of crawling in lower extremity paralysis. Deformities around a joint reflect an imbalance of strength in muscles acting on the joint. The deformity or deviation is in the direction of over-pull. Such imbalance may be ...
by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
The crawl is a pen, made where the water is about 2 feet deep at low tide, by driving mangrove poles into the ground ; the tide flows freely about the turtles, and they are fed with purslain or sea-grass. 11. Inhabitants, Races, Classes, <$-c .
Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)
A Loose-leaf and Self-revising Reference Work ... with 515 Illustrations and Ninety-six Maps
The smaller crawl is for the baby terrapin and is 100 by 8 feet. Through both crawls there is a 'trunk,' _or ditch, running, connected with the TEBRASSON river, making a circuit of the farm and returning to the river again. The bottom of the crawls ...
by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Dobbins
rib cage in the center and across to the shoulder, this muscle lets you perform such motions as pitching a ball underhanded, doing a wide- arm Bench Press, twisting a cap off a bottle, swimming the crawl stroke, and doing parallel bar Dips.
The Encyclopedia of Wood (2007)
by U S Dept of Agriculture
Another practice is to have concrete block foundations extend a short distance above ground to support a floor system over a “crawl space.” In southern and western climates, some buildings have no foundation; the walls are supported by a ...
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Usage statistics about crawl
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun crawl:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb crawl:
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- East Side Culture Crawl
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- Urban crawl Meaning
Video shows what urban crawl means. A condition of hyperdensity, limited but enabling scale of communicative possibilities that converge opportunistically.
- Crawl Meaning
Video shows what crawl means. To creep; to move slowly on hands and knees, or by dragging the body along the ground.. To move forward slowly, with ...
- Sparky Crawl - Explanation
An explanation of the rules for Sparky Crawl.
- Sparky Crawl -- Explanation
- Learn English Language - Words - jump slide walk move crawl
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Scrabble value of C3R1A1W4L1
The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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