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  • adj.creeping
  • adj.abounding

synonyms for crawling

  • dragging
  • moving slowly
  • on hands and knees
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And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
While searching the field Lawrence noticed some white object crawling along like a large reptile.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The Comet was not far away, and Matt got on his knees and began crawling toward it.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Crawling down from the street above, on one side only, and clinging to the upper houses, was the advance guard of the fog.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Like a hurt animal, half crawling, knowing only the base instinct of self preservation, he tried for that delivery alleyway.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
I saw the trunk curling back and creeping up to me like a python crawling up a hillside to coil around its prey.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
Paula screamed and he stumbled over a child, a girl about five, crawling on her hands and knees.
THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
I nearly suffocated in crawling by the opening between our cabin and the Granville cabin, for I scarcely ventured to breathe.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
What lady would chose to sleep in a bed, up the pillars of which serpents were crawling?
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
I had wore the ground a good deal crawling out of the hole and dragging out so many things.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
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WORDS RELATED TO CRAWLING

  • barely moving
  • crawling
  • dragging
  • groveling
  • hobbling
  • inching
  • moving slowly
  • on all fours
  • shambling
  • shuffling
  • skulking
  • slinking
  • slithering
  • sneaking
  • squirming
  • worming
  • wriggling
  • writhing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.