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Crawling is a form of moving around by some animals and in some cases by humans.

For humans it usually means moving on knees and hands, with support from the toes. Except for using a vehicle or being carried by an animal, it is the main alternative to walking and running. Crawling is used mainly when a person is not capable of walking because of being an infant or due to a disability or being wounded or sick. It is also applied in very low places (a cave, under a table, etc.), when searching for something on the ground, and for fun, including playing a submissive role in BDSM.

Figuratively, crawling means moving slowly.

Crawling is also a song by the nu metal/rap metal band Linkin Park.

See also web crawler.