crawl in(to) (some place or thing)

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crawl in(to) (some place or thing)

1. To enter an area or thing on one's hands and knees. I can't fit in that tiny space so can you crawl in and get that box? The kids crawled into the tunnel and then went down the slide.
2. To get into one's bed. After moving boxes all day, I couldn't wait to crawl into bed and get some sleep.
3. To quickly put on an article of clothing. Adam crawled into his pants and ran out the door as soon as he heard the fire alarm.
See also: crawl, place

crawl in

 (to something)
1. Lit. to enter a place crawling or creeping. The cat crawled into the room and meowed. The baby crawled in and tried to stand up.
2. Fig. to dress quickly in some kind of clothing. I crawled into my pants and threw on a shirt. He finally found his pants and crawled in.
3. Fig. to get into bed. At about ten o'clock, she crawled into bed. She pulled back the covers and crawled in.
See also: crawl
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We used a digital video camera to record the ventral side of the foot while snails crawled in a glass aquarium for the vertical surface measurements, and while they crawled along a Plexiglas platform for the horizontal surface measurements.
I crawled in reality, each dead leg thrown from the hip like a sack of wheat while the weight of my upper body came down on hands spread-eagled against a two-inch thick mattress that smelled of all the bodies that had crawled through that rehab room before me.
Perhaps he crawled in an effort to prove all God's creatures were on an equal footing.