1. [late 19C] (US) to leave quietly, stealthily.
2. [late 19C–1930s] (US) to mount a horse; thus crawl off v., to dismount.
3. [late 19C+] to assault.
4. [late 19C+] to spend a night moving from one nightclub, bar or public house to the next, thus crawling n. [abbr. SE pub-crawl].
5. [1930s+] (US, also do the crawl) to have sexual intercourse.
[late 19C–1910s] (US campus) to reprimand, to criticize.
[1900s–40s] (US) to give someone a beating or thrashing.
see under hump n.1
SE in slang uses
see under snake n.1
see separate entries.
[late 18C–early 19C] to run up credit at a public house (cf. walk up (against) the wall under walk v.).
[1910s+] what’s the matter?