Pronunciation: (krôl),[key] —v.i. 1. to move in a prone position with the body resting on or close to the ground, as a worm or caterpillar, or on the hands and knees, as a young child.
2. (of plants or vines) to extend tendrils; creep.
3. to move or progress slowly or laboriously: The line of cars crawled behind the slow-moving truck. The work just crawled until we got the new machines. 4. to behave in a remorseful, abject, or cringing manner: Don't come crawling back to me asking for favors. 5. to be, or feel as if, overrun with crawling things: The hut crawled with lizards and insects. 6. Ceram.(of a glaze) to spread unevenly over the surface of a piece.
7. (of paint) to raise or contract because of an imperfect bond with the underlying surface.
—v.t. to visit or frequent a series of (esp. bars): to crawl the neighborhood pubs.
—n. 1. act of crawling; a slow, crawling motion.
2. a slow pace or rate of progress: Traffic slowed to a crawl. 3. Swimming.a stroke in a prone position, characterized by alternate overarm movements combined with the flutter kick.
4. Television,Motion Pictures.titles that slowly move across a screen, providing information.
Pronunciation: (krôl),[key] —n.Chiefly South Atlantic States. an enclosure in shallow water on the seacoast, as for confining fish, turtles, etc.: a crab crawl.