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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.