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Definition of 'creep'


  1. someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
       Synonyms: weirdo weirdie weirdy spook
  2. a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
  3. a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
  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"
       Synonyms: crawl crawling creeping


  1. move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
       Synonyms: crawl
  2. to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
       Synonyms: sneak mouse pussyfoot
  3. grow in such a way as to cover (a building); "ivy grew over the walls of the university buildings"
       Synonyms: grow over
  4. show submission or fear
       Synonyms: fawn crawl cringe cower grovel

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