English definition of “crawl”
PERSON [I] › to move on your hands and knees: I crawled under the desk to plug the lamp in.
ANIMAL [I] › If an insect crawls, it uses its legs to move: There's an ant crawling up your leg.
TRAFFIC [I] › If traffic crawls, it moves extremely slowly: We were crawling along at 10 miles per hour.
TRY TO PLEASE [I] UK informal › to try to please someone because you want them to like you or help you: My brother is always crawling to Mum.
be crawling with sb/sth › to be full of insects or people in a way that is unpleasant: The kitchen's crawling with ants.