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Meaning & Definition of Creep in English

English

Creep

/krip/

noun

1. Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

    synonym:
  • creep
  • ,
  • weirdo
  • ,
  • weirdie
  • ,
  • weirdy
  • ,
  • spook

2. A slow longitudinal movement or deformation

    synonym:
  • creep

3. A pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot

    synonym:
  • creep

4. A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

  • "A crawl was all that the injured man could manage"
  • "The traffic moved at a creep"
    synonym:
  • crawl
  • ,
  • crawling
  • ,
  • creep
  • ,
  • creeping

verb

1. Move slowly

  • In the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
  • "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
    synonym:
  • crawl
  • ,
  • creep

2. To go stealthily or furtively

  • "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
    synonym:
  • sneak
  • ,
  • mouse
  • ,
  • creep
  • ,
  • pussyfoot

3. Grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

  • "Ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"
    synonym:
  • creep

4. Show submission or fear

    synonym:
  • fawn
  • ,
  • crawl
  • ,
  • creep
  • ,
  • cringe
  • ,
  • cower
  • ,
  • grovel