Crawl and Sneak


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Crawl verb – To move slowly with the body close to the ground.
Usage example: the time we had to crawl through a narrow passageway from one cave to another

Sneak is a synonym for crawl in action topic. In some cases you can use "Sneak" instead a verb "Crawl", when it comes to topics like creep.
Nearby Words: crawling, crawled, crawler, crawly, craw
Synonyms for Crawl


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Sneak verb – To move about in a sly or secret manner.
Usage example: the little kids sneak around upstairs when they're supposed to be in bed

Crawl is a synonym for sneak in action topic. You can use "Crawl" instead a verb "Sneak", if it concerns topics such as invade, penetrate, move stealthily.
Nearby Words: sneaky, sneaking, sneaked, sneaker
Synonyms for Sneak

Common collocations

body crawl body sneak body
time crawl time sneak time
way crawl way sneak way
times crawl times sneak times

Both words in one sentence

  • However, he can't do it for long and he slows down to a crawl while walking that way, so there is practically no situation that calls for you to sneak past an enemy you'd be better off just killing.
  • Video Game / The Fall Last Days Of Gaia Made somewhat ridiculous with the Fast Sneak and Fast Crawl skils that allow for sneaking at the running speed and crawling at sneaking speed, respectively.
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