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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Here we constructed a hut, in much the same way as before, and crawling into it, endeavoured to forget our sufferings.
Crawling into the smoke filled kitchen, he brushed against her feet.
Underlining the hypnotic effect of cinema, the twins explore the architecture of repressed memory, crawling into a subterranean region where domestic structures (familiar from the films of the genre?) become the habitat of the estranged imagination.