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 Meanings and Examples of CRAWL
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crawl
 v.  move slowly, as people or animals with the body near the ground
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  Her first terrified impulse was to hide in the closet, crawl under the bed, fly down the back stairs and run screaming to the swamp, anything to escape him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  Pork, you and Prissy crawl under the house and get the pigs out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  Melanie joined them on the veranda, the baby in her arms, and spreading an old blanket on the floor, set little Beau down to crawl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  If I have to crawl on my belly to every fat old cat who hates me, I'll do it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
5  At each road-crossing she had to crawl over a cattle-guard of sharpened timbers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  Come on, crawl in and set a couple minutes, Mrs. Kennicott.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  He never was, but round him was a suggestion of masked faces at the window, revolvers, cords binding him to a chair, his struggle to crawl to the key before he fainted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  During the night-watches some cynical old sailors will crawl into them and coil themselves away there for a nap.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
9  I'd crawl somewhere to a cave, and slink there.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
10  All day long he would crawl around the floor in a filthy little dress, whining and fretting; because the floor was full of drafts he was always catching cold, and snuffling because his nose ran.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
11  When they got home they were always too tired either to eat or to undress; they would crawl into bed with their shoes on, and lie like logs.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
12  I would crawl into this bag, and there sleep on the cold, damp, clay floor, with my head in and feet out.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
13  Listen," resumed Madeleine; "there is still room enough under the cart to allow a man to crawl beneath it and raise it with his back.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
14  In this old provincial quarter, in the wildest nooks, the pavement shows itself, the sidewalks begin to crawl and to grow longer, even where there are as yet no pedestrians.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
15  He who felt that he could never do anything but crawl, walk at the most, beheld wings sprouting on Cosette.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
Example Sentence:
1  Don't worry if your baby seems a little reluctant to crawl or walk.
2  Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
3  I was heading on a secret mission that made my flesh crawl.
4  Colleagues today recall with humor how meetings would crawl into the early morning hours.
5  The crocodile can crawl along the riverbed.
6  The baby crawled across the floor.
7  The child crawled across the floor.
8  Exhausted soldiers crawled into camp, frozen and bedraggled.
9  The injured soldier crawled to safety.
10  "Was there any lady of the house?" "Nay, there was naught but her, and she was housekeeper;" and of her, reader, I could not bear to ask the relief for want of which I was sinking; I could not yet beg; and again I crawled away.
11  Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went.
12  When she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away.
13  He said they was crawling up his legs; and then he would give a jump and scream, and say one had bit him on the cheek -- but I couldn't see no snakes.
14  The baby was crawling around on its hands and knees.
15  A baby crawls before it can walk.