Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crawl”

crawl

noun [S or U] (SWIMMING)    /krɔːl/ US  /krɑːl/
C1 a style of swimming in which you move your arms over your head and kick with straight legsSwimming
(Definition of crawl noun (SWIMMING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of crawl

Definitions of “crawl” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More