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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

A creep is someone who claims he's one thing but he's actually another.
Matthew McConaughey

Where men of judgment creep and feel their way, The positive pronounce without dismay.
William Cowper

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

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so far as lies with them, allow false convictions to creep in.

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