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 ?
The Professor discovered me in the act of crawling across the hearth, and before I could escape he had caught me between his thumb and forefinger.
Two days and nights he had spent crawling across that belt of grass land.
Is it true, Terence," she demanded, "that women die with bugs crawling across their faces?
Miller was secured with a safety rope by firefighters, before crawling across the frozen river towards Hardy.
Who remembers December 14, 2012, when it was so icy people had to cross the road on their hands and knees I remember crawling across New Hey Road which was covered from pavement to pavement in black ice on the way to work.
Katherine Frost found the false widow spider - Britain's most venomous arachnid - crawling across the floor of her Woodbourne Road home.
But if you do find one of the eight legged creatures in your home Dr Rind - who admitted even she squirms at the thought of a spider crawling across her face as she sleeps - said there's no need to fear.
I would have screamed but I was more frightened of looking like a wimp in front of everyone" Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who found a six-inch furry spider with a big mouth crawling across him during an expedition in the Arabian desert "I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
The sound, you can imagine millions and millions of crabs sort of crawling across the island, so the sound is quite extraordinary," she says.
Or, for that matter, eyebrows that so are plucked (and, seemingly, re-drawn with a blunt felt-tip pen) that they appear to be slugs crawling across a woman's forehead?
Players at the PGA Zurich Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, had to watch out for an alligator crawling across the greens.
tab of blue, its veins crawling across the uneven surface; summer before
Inspectors also noted the desperate condition of many of Skid Row's residents, including one man observed crawling across the street on his hands and knees, another eating out of a trash can and many unkempt people living amid garbage and debris.
The teenager is also seen crawling across a washing machine in floral underwear, and she tops off the collection of saucy snaps by cuddling up to a topless female model.
Although encountering early trouble her recovery was nonexistent, she took no part thereafter, virtually crawling across the finishing line.