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creep

creep

 
 
pronunciation:
krip
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: creeping, creeps, crept
definition 1: to move with the body close to the ground; crawl.
The baby crept across the carpet on her hands and knees.
definition 2: to move slowly.
The traffic was creeping along.
similar words:
drag, edge, wear
definition 3: to grow along a surface like a vine or the roots of certain plants.
The ivy crept over the windows.
similar words:
climb
definition 4: to feel uneasy.
Ghost stories make my skin creep.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of creeping.
Weighed down by the boxes, her walk slowed to a creep.
definition 2: (informal, usually plural) a feeling as if something were crawling over the skin (used with "the").
Horror movies give me the creeps.
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