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English definition of “crawl”

crawl

verb [I] (TRY TO PLEASE)    /krɔːl/ US  /krɑːl/ informal disapproving
to try hard to please in order to get an advantage: I don't like people who crawl.UK He crawled to the group leader because he wanted a promotion.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
(Definition of crawl verb (TRY TO PLEASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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