Crawling or creeping in different ways or directions is indicated with a VAI verb final /-oode/ combined with a verb initial indicating the manner or direction of the action as in bedoode "s/he crawls slowly", babaamoode "s/he crawls about, crawls around", and zaagidoode "s/he crawls out". The most general verb for crawling is bimoode "s/he crawls along".
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