crawl

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crawl(
kral
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to creep)
a. gatear
She is worried because her baby doesn't crawl yet.Está preocupada porque su bebé todavía no gatea.
The kids are crawling underneath the jungle gym in the park.Los niños están gateando por debajo de los juegos infantiles en el parque.
b. andar a gatas
Our baby started to crawl a month ago.Nuestro bebé comenzó a andar a gatas hace un mes.
2. (to slither)
a. arrastrarse
The wounded soldier crawled behind the tank for cover.El soldado herido se arrastró detrás del tanque para protegerse.
3. (to go slowly)
a. avanzar lentamente
Cars are crawling because of construction on the road ahead.Los coches avanzan lentamente por obras en la carretera más adelante.
b. ir a paso de tortuga
We won't arrive in time if you keep crawling.No llegaremos a tiempo si sigues yendo a paso de tortuga.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
An offensive word or phrase used to degrade a person or group of people based on race, gender, sexual preference, etc. (e.g. ghetto).
(pejorative)
(to demean oneself)
a. arrastrarse
He has been crawling to his boss to get a raise.Se ha estado arrastrando ante su jefe para conseguir un aumento.
b. rebajarse
Never crawl to somebody because you want something from them.Nunca te rebajes ante nadie porque necesites algo de ellos.
5. (to teem; used with "with")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The kitchen was crawling with ants and flies.La cocina estaba infestada de hormigas y moscas.
This hotel is crawling with rats!¡Este hotel está plagado de ratas!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (slow pace)
a. el paso de tortuga
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We'll never arrive if you keep going at a crawl!¡No vamos a llegar nunca si sigues caminando a paso de tortuga!
7. (swimming)
a. el crol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
When I want to be fast in the pool, I swim crawl.Cuando quiero ir rápido en la piscina, nado a crol.
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crawl
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (slow pace)
a. el paso lento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
the traffic was moving at a crawlel tráfico avanzaba lentamente
2. (swimming stroke)
a. el (estilo m) crol
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to do or swim (the) crawlnadar a crol
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (person)
a. arrastrarse
4. (baby)
a. gatear
5. (car)
a. avanzar lentamente
6. (colloquial)
a. (be infested)
the flat was crawling with cockroachesel piso estaba infestado de cucarachas
it makes my skin crawlme pone la carne de gallina
7. (colloquial)
a. (be obsequious)
to crawl to somebodyarrastrarse ante alguien
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crawl [krɔːl]
noun
1 (slow pace) [of traffic]
the traffic went at a crawl la circulación avanzaba a paso de tortuga; the crawl to the coast la cola de coches hasta la costa
2 (Swimming) crol (m)
to do the crawl nadar a crol
intransitive verb
1 (drag o.s.) arrastrarse; [+child] andar a gatas; gatear
to crawl in/out meterse/salirse a gatas; the fly crawled up the window la mosca subió despacito por el cristal
2 (move slowly) [+traffic] avanzar lentamente; formar caravana; [+time] alargarse interminablemente
the cars were crawling along los coches avanzaban a paso de tortuga
3 (suck up)
to crawl to sb dar coba a algn (informal); hacer la pelota a algn (informal)
4
to be crawling with vermin estar plagado or cuajado de bichos
modifier
crawl space (n) (US) (between floors) espacio entre plantas para tuberías o cables
The cottages have latticed crawl spaces beneath the porches
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