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English definition of “crawl”

crawl

verb (FILL)    /krɔːl/ US  /krɑːl/
be crawling with sth C2 informal to be completely covered with or full of a particular type of thing: The kitchen floor was crawling with ants.Full
(Definition of crawl verb (FILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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