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A crawl stroke in swimming that is executed with a flutter kick to each arm stroke.
1. to move in a prone position with the body close to the ground, as a worm or caterpillar, or on the hands and knees.
2. to move or progress slowly or laboriously: a line of cars crawling toward the beach.
3. to behave in a remorseful or cringing manner.
4. to be, or feel as if, overrun with crawling things: The hut crawled with insects.
5. (of paint) to raise or contract because of an imperfect bond with the underlying surface.v.t.
6. to visit or frequent one after the other: a night of crawling the pubs.n.
7. the act of crawling; a slow, crawling motion.
8. a slow rate of progress.
9. a swimming stroke in a prone position, characterized by alternate overarm movements combined with the flutter kick.
10. text that moves slowly across a television or movie screen, giving information.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse krafla; compare Dan kravle to crawl, creep]
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|Noun||1.||Australian crawl - a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick|
swimming stroke - a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward
flutter kick - a swimming kick; the legs are moved rapidly up and down without bending the knees