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British English: /krɔːl/
American English: /krɔl/

Translation of crawl in French:


  • 1 (Sport) to do/swim the crawl
    faire/nager le crawl
  • 2 (slow pace) at a crawl
    au pas
    to slow/be reduced to a crawl
    ralentir jusqu'à rouler au pas
    être presque stagnant

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (insect, snake, person)
    to crawl in/out
    entrer/sortir en rampant
    to crawl out from under something
    sortir de sous quelque chose
    to crawl into bed
    se traîner au lit
    to crawl to the door
    se traîner jusqu'à la porte
    to crawl into a hole
    se glisser dans un trou
  • 3 (move slowly)
    rouler au pas
    to crawl along/in
    avancer/entrer au pas
    to crawl down/up something
    descendre/monter lentement quelque chose
  • 4 (pass slowly)
    (time, days)
    se traîner
  • 5 [informal] (seethe)to be crawling with
    grouiller de [informal] (insects, tourists, reporters)
  • 6 [informal] (flatter, creep)
    faire du lèche-bottes [informal] (to à)
    don't come crawling to me
    inutile de venir pleurer auprès de moi


to make somebody's skin or flesh crawl

donner la chair de poule à quelqu'un [informal]
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