crawl across (something)

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crawl across (something)

1. Of a person, to move across an area on one's hands and knees. When I turned back around, the baby was already crawling across the room!
2. Of an animal or insect, to walk across an area. When I saw the bee crawling across the windowsill, I bolted out of the room.
See also: across, crawl

crawl across something

 and crawl along something
[for someone] to move across something on hands and knees; [for an insect or something similar] to walk across something. The wounded officer had to crawl across the open area to get to safety. The caterpillar crawled across the leaf and stopped at the end. She crawled along the catwalk, fearing to look down.
See also: across, crawl
References in classic literature ?
He lifted the edge of the blanket with his nose and crawled across the shoulder until he was altogether inside.
Out of the dark byways of villainy and deceit they had crawled across our path--into the same byways they crawled back secretly and were lost.
I crawled across the deck and stood upright beside him in the shelter of the sheet steel.
He could hear the Hindu boy breathing, however, and, guided by the sound, crawled across the floor, and cuffed into the darkness, crying: 'Give answer, devil
On August 26, an unnamed suicidal woman crawled across a section of beams in the Broadway and Lafayette subway station, approximately 20 feet above the ground.
Forget the row of black dots which crawled across your Nokia's screen and take a look at the beautifully designed landscapes in this game.
Even though it looked as though the planet crawled across the surface, Mercury actually moves at a speed of 50km (31 miles) per second.
Maguire rounded the keeper and his shot crawled across the line despite the best efforts of George Elokobi to clear.
One target crawled across my scope on vectors for the ILS.
DID you clock that photo of the guy, stripped down to his Ys, who crawled across thin ice to rescue his drowning mutt?
THOUSANDS of competitors from across the globe jumped through fire, braved barbed wire and crawled across jagged ice as part of one of the world's most brutal assault courses yesterday.
As they crawled across the table they tested the way with their curving feelers.
According to Mr Watkins, one of the female passengers "got down on all four knees and crawled across the pavement, clutching her chest".
The first half offered the iconic image of Katona, Childs, and gypsy fighter Paddy Doherty falling on the free champagne with the thirst of people who had crawled across the Sahara.
Winehouse, 27, had been booed in Belgrade as she crawled across the stage drunk.