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Adjective
Moving at a notably slow speed
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Densely filled or covered with
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Excessive in obsequious praise or flattery
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Infested with vermin
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Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
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The debasement of oneself
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The act or state of toadying
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An uncomfortable sensation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch
Verb
Present participle for to move forward on the hands and knees or by dragging the body close to the ground
“Max and Jack would be able to crawl under the electrified fence and slip into the forest.”
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Present participle for to move very slowly (towards something)
“Our train would crawl slowly through the American countryside like a scene out of a Buster Keaton movie.”
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Present participle for to act at a slow speed
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“We crawl through our days paralyzed with indecision as we shuffle through life's hoops and hurdles.”
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Present participle for to teem, or be overrun or overflowing with
“The hallways, after lying dormant for months, would soon crawl with students again.”
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Present participle for to behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone's favor
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“A few years ago, a representative of the Queen would have had to crawl and beg for admission to that jealous Court.”
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for express remorse, regret
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Present participle for to walk while shuffling or dragging the feet
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Present participle for to drip or dribble down vertically (in drops)
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Present participle for to get to a location by any means of motion
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Present participle for to deprive of self-esteem, confidence, rank or status
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Present participle for to move somewhere quietly or surreptitiously
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Present participle for to be the site of or cause an itch
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Present participle for to cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion in
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Present participle for to move across or through a given point
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