becrawl

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- (about, all over) +‎ crawl.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

becrawl (third-person singular simple present becrawls, present participle becrawling, simple past and past participle becrawled)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To crawl about; crawl all over.
    • 1925, Albert Payson Terhune, Najib - Page 84:
      "Oh, if I could have been there!" muttered Kirby. "But it wouldn't have done." "At the last, Howaji," finished Najib, "he was what box fighters call 'downward and outward.' I dragged him to the camp's edge and left him to becrawl himself away.
    • 1949, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Punch - Volume 216 - Page 683:
      Nor becrawl on me, bedam, Nor my nose besettle on, Howso in thy sight it shone.