New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: scrawl · brawl · drawl · trawl · cradle · sprawl · crawling · awl · bawl · brawn
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crawl

1. verb move on hands and knees 2. verb (of insects) move 3. verb (of vehicles, people, time) move very slowly 4. verb behave obsequiously 5. verb (of skin) feel unpleasant 6. noun slow movement 7. noun swimming stroke
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1 verb move on hands and knees INTRANSITIVElámhacán a dhéanamhsnámh verb  c m ucrúbadach a dhéanamhshe crawled over on her hands and knees tháinig sí anall ag lámhacán, tháinig sí anall ar na ceithre boinn 2 verb (of insects) move INTRANSITIVEsnámh verb  c m ugluais verb  c m uants were crawling on the table bhí seangáin ag snámh ar an mbord
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3 verb (of vehicles, people, time) move very slowly INTRANSITIVEbog go mallgluais go malltraffic was crawling along bhí an-mhoill ar an trácht 4 verb behave obsequiously INTRANSITIVElútáil verbrith i ndiaidhtóin a leadhbadh very informalI had to crawl to the manager b'éigean dom bheith ag lútáil leis an mbainisteoir, b'éigean dom bheith ag plámás leis an mbainisteoir 5 verb (of skin) feel unpleasant INTRANSITIVEcáithníní a theacht argrioganna a theacht army skin was crawling tháinig cáithníní ar mo chraiceann, bhí grioganna ar mo chraiceann 6 noun slow movement he drove at a crawl bhí sé ag tiomáint go han-mhall, bhí sé chomh mall le seilide ag tiomáintshe slowed down to a crawl mhoilligh sí go dtí gur ar éigean a bhí sí ag bogadh 7 noun swimming stroke crágshnámh  c m u
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to be crawling with sth

especially pejorative bheith lán le rudbheith beo le rudbheith breac le rudbheith ar snámh le rudbheith dubh le rudthe place was crawling with police bhí an áit breac le gardaí, bhí gardaí i mullach a chéile annhis hair was crawling with nits bhí a chuid gruaige beo le míola, bhí a chuid gruaige snáfa le míola

to crawl (all) over sth

rud a scagadh go cúramachrud a scrúdú go mion

to make sb's skin crawl

(also

to make sb's flesh crawl

) cáithníní a chur ar chraiceann duinegrioganna a chur ar chraiceann duinean fionnadh a chur ina cholgsheasamh ar dhuinehe makes my skin crawl cuireann sé grioganna déistin ar mo chraiceann