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
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The Late Shows are free late-night culture crawls across Newcastle and Gateshead, offering workshops, tours and performances at different venues.
DESPERATE Would-be immigrant crawls across roof of UK-bound truck
He clumsily falls over fences, she goose eggs her head under a counter, he crawls across the lawn, she tumbles to the floor dropping a tray.
Here's how it works: The drive unit crawls across the window in a zigzag pattern, dragging the scrubbing unit with it.
"He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I'm eating.
And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel.
Carnage UK has drawn criticism over apparent excessive drinking by students taking part in the company's pub crawls across the country.
Exhausted panda Lou Sheng lies sprawled out as one of her tiny twin cubs crawls across her tum yesterday in a scene that looks like a play fight when the parent plays dead.
"When something flies into it or crawls across it, it sticks.
And the modern Hagar the Horribles are going on pub crawls across the west of Scotland.
A bunch of self-absorbed Edinburgh clubbers go through some extremely uninteresting emotional crises in "Daybreak." Feature debut of Scottish writer-director Bernard Rudden crawls across the screen for almost 100 minutes of poserly and preposterous dialogue, played out by a cast who fail to connect on any dramatic level.
Like a distant airplane that crawls across the sky, the 30 masers barely seem to move, despite a speed of 3.2 million kilometers per hour, calculated from measurements of other masers in the galaxy.
Pedro Ruiz, whose dynamic solos are high points of the piece, eventually crawls across the stage on his belly, following the restless movement of his fingers.
Wisteria crawls across the trellis, adding greenery to the deck and softening the addition's impact.
ICE COOL: Firefighter crawls across the ice, top left, before a ladder is stretched for Matt to cling to as he is pulled into the arms of waiting crew, right