She fell to the floor, so her fourth step wasn't a step, but a crawl.

Can crawl be used this way? If not, what's the closest alternative?

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    Of course it can. I can go for a walk, or a run, or for a crawl. – P. E. Dant Jun 10 '17 at 6:44
  • Yes. A "Pub Crawl" seems to be the most common usage. – Johns-305 Jun 12 '17 at 16:09

According to the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary:

crawl (noun) movement a very slow speed : Traffic moved forward at a crawl.

So yes, that usage is fine.

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