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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crawl /ˈkrɔl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crawl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crawled p. pr. & vb. n. Crawling.]
 1. To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.
    A worm finds what it searches after only by feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another.   --Grew.
 2. Hence, to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.
    He was hardly able to crawl about the room.   --Arbuthnot.
    The meanest thing that crawl'd beneath my eyes.   --Byron.
 3. To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.
    Secretly crawling up the battered walls.   --Knolles.
    Hath crawled into the favor of the king.   --Shak.
    Absurd opinions crawl about the world.   --South.
 4. To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls.  See Creep, v. i., 7.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crawl n. The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crawl, n.  A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
      2: a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead
         accompanied by a flutter kick [syn: front crawl, Australian
      3: a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or
         dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man
         could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep" [syn: crawling,
          creep, creeping]
      v 1: move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body
           near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the
           riverbed" [syn: creep]
      2: feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was
      3: be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
      4: show submission or fear [syn: fawn, creep, cringe, cower,
      5: swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast
         stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"