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Crawl

noun; other word formation type metaphor; analogy
A mobile social gathering where a group of people travel between various locations drinking a different type of alcohol at each stop. They are given a theme in order to target specific groups of people in order to celebrate and unite them. Called a crawl to symbolize the state that each person should be in by the end of it, only able to crawl from location to location. The verb form of crawl went through zero derivation to change its derivational meaning to go from a verb to a noun in order to express an event where people "crawl".
 
That hispanic crawl had so many stops that I couldn't complete it without falling over.
Etymology : c.1200, creulen, from a Scandinavian source, perhaps Old Norse krafla "to claw (one's way)," from the same root as crab (n.1). If there was an Old English *craflian, it has not been recorded. Related: Crawled; crawling. [etymonline]
Source : Person within residential college
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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