Translation of crawl in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (creep)arrastrarse(baby)ir a gatas(insect)I crawled to the phone and called for helpa spider crawled up my legme arrastré hasta el teléfono y pedí ayuda→ flesh 1 1una araña se me subió por la piernaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (go slowly)
- I leaned forward, crawling on my knees to a bottle of beer resting on the desk next to the door.
- Rolling across the ground, she crawled forward on her belly, ignoring the taste of grime and blood in her mouth.
- Mack and I dove on the ground and began to crawl forward.
(traffic/train)time crawled byavanzar muy lentamenteir a paso de tortuga [colloquial]el tiempo pasaba muy lentamenteExample sentences
- The creature slowly crawled into the clearing and snuck over to Oki's side.
- A pale green light shrouded the scenery, above a canopy thrived and animals and birds crawled and flew through the treetops.
- The knight rode ahead of him calm and self-contained, but Kieran felt as though insects were crawling under the surface of his skin.
- He sat down beside her and looked at the constant stream of slow-moving vehicles crawling along to the junction with the street.
- The streets of South London were unusually dark as our bus crawled through a rainy Clapham and Brixton.
- When I looked out of the window, there were three or four blokes going from door-to-door whilst an unmarked transit van crawled along behind them.
- 2 (teem) See examples: the beach was crawling with touristsla playa estaba llena or plagada de turistasla playa hervía de turistas
- 3 (demean oneself) [colloquial]to crawlarrastrarserebajarse
tosomebodyarrastrarse or rebajarse antealguienExample sentences
- Bill's always crawling to management, hoping for promotion.
- That's just what independent people who have worked hard all their lives want: to have to go crawling to the State with their begging bowl out.
- Next thing you know, the t-shirt companies will come crawling to you, asking for you to be their ambassador!
- Inside it is crawling with maggot-like insects.
- In the beginning, the area had been crawling with soldiers and bristling with guns.
- You know the place is going to be crawling with all those people from the history department you don't like.
- 1 (slow pace) (no plural) to go at a crawlavanzar muy lentamenteir a paso de tortuga [colloquial]Example sentences
- I was forced to slow down to a crawl and pay special attention to everything going on around me.
- If every laptop user is downloading from the network at this speed, the servers will slow to a crawl.
- He said the road did not look particularly dangerous but jams were caused when motorist slowed down to a crawl because of the icy conditions.
- 2 (swimming stroke) to do the crawlnadar crol or (Spain) a crol or (Mexico) de crolExample sentences
- The crawl stroke, with flutter kick, had been introduced into competitive swimming a few years earlier by another Aussie.
- The shoulder can be put into a precarious position during the recovery and entry periods of the crawl and butterfly strokes.
- So popular was the gala that the number of events had to be restricted to the front crawl and the backstroke because such a large number of competitors turned up.
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