crawl with (someone or something)(redirected from crawls with them)
crawl with (someone or something)
To be filled or covered with people or things in motion. Ugh, the mall is crawling with teenagers tonight—let's get out of here. We took off running when we realized that the tree stump was crawling with bugs.
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crawling with someone
Fig. [of a surface] covered with many people or members of a class of people moving about. The place was crawling with police and FBI agents. The city was crawling with tourists making it almost impossible to go from place to place.
crawling with some kind of creature
[of a surface] covered with insects or animals, moving about. The basement was crawling with rats! We came home and found the kitchen floor crawling with ants.
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To be swarming or covered with moving things: The accident scene was crawling with police officers.
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crawling with someone/something
mod. covered with someone or something; alive with someone or something. The place was crawling with police and FBI agents.
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