[n] 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"
[n] a very slow movement; "the traffic advanced at a crawl"
[n] a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
[v] move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
[v] swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
[v] show submission or fear
[v] be crawling with; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
[v] feel as if crawling with insects; "My skin crawled--I was terrified"