Meaning of CREEP in English


noun the act or process of creeping.

2. creep ·vi to drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.

3. creep ·vt to move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.

4. creep ·noun a distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.

5. creep ·vt to move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.

6. creep ·vt 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. creep ·noun 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.

8. creep ·vt 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.

9. creep ·vt 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, ·vi, 4.

10. creep ·vt 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.

11. creep ·vt 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.

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