Green’s Dictionary of Slang

crawl n.

(orig. US)

1. [mid-19C] a promenade, a street used for parading and socializing by the local youth.

2. [late 19C+] visiting a number of public houses, bars etc in succession.

3. [1900s] a walk.

4. [1910s] (US Und.) a trick.

5. [1920s] a dance.