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Definition of Creep


  1. To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl.
  2. To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.
  3. To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or one's self; as, age creeps upon us.
  4. To slip, or to become slightly displaced; as, the collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying; the quicksilver on a mirror may creep.
  5. To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.
  6. To grow, as a vine, clinging to the ground or to some other support by means of roots or rootlets, or by tendrils, along its length.
  7. To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my flesh creep. See Crawl, v. i., 4.
  8. To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.
  9. The act or process of creeping.
  10. A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.
  11. A slow rising of the floor of a gallery, occasioned by the pressure of incumbent strata upon the pillars or sides; a gradual movement of mining ground.

Creep Quotations

When Whitney Houston died, I felt great sadness. My sadness, of course, was about our collective loss - when you listened to this nightingale sing, your body would drop into a chair, your head would tilt up, a small smile would creep across your face, and inside you knew that there was a higher power somewhere: gifted, beautiful, spiritual.
James Belushi

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Helen Keller

Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
Soren Kierkegaard

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty, if he wished, to drop the Earth and creep away; but this opinion was all that he was permitted.
Franz Kafka
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Creep Translations

creep in Afrikaans is kruip
creep in Danish is krybe
creep in Dutch is kruipen
creep in French is ramper, trainent, trainer, trainez, trainons
creep in German is krieche, schleichen, kriechen
creep in Italian is strisciare
creep in Portuguese is rastejamento
creep in Spanish is arrastrarse, arrastrar
creep in Swedish is krypa, smyga

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