Crawl and Run


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Crawl verb – To move or act slowly.
Usage example: the deadline is fast approaching, so this is no time to crawl

Run is an antonym for crawl in creep topic.
Nearby Words: crawling, crawled, crawler, crawly, craw
Antonyms for Crawl


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Run verb – To go at a pace faster than a walk.
Usage example: we ran all the way to the bus stop, but still missed the bus

Crawl is an antonym for run in race topic.
Nearby Word: running
Antonyms for Run
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Common collocations

course crawl course run course
series crawl series run series
way crawl way run way
mile crawl mile run mile
Other nouns: times, circles, missions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Subsystem Damage As your legs take damage, you run slower; if one leg is completely dead, you can't run at all; and if both legs are dead, you can only crawl.
  • Film / The World's End Recalling the "Golden Mile" pub crawl they failed in their teens, Gary convinces them to return to their childhood village of Newton Haven, determined to finally do a complete run.Things start out slow with the crawl, with everyone tired by Gary's antics right from the get-go.
  • Video Game / Limbo Controllable Helplessness: Early on, you run across some goop on the floor that slows you to a crawl, then finally immobilizes you.
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