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Definition of "creep" []

  • To move with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move stealthily or cautiously. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move or proceed very slowly: Traffic creeps at that hour. (verb-intransitive)
  • Botany To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils. (verb-intransitive)
  • Botany To grow horizontally under the ground, as the rhizomes of many plants. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "creep" in a sentence
  • "I think Disco and Forastero are the best Mod's on this site (* grovel grovel, creep, creep*)"
  • "There is what I call the creep factor -- w ondering if your phones are tapped, the articles in the paper that are not accurate ..."
  • "Her attempts to control what my son calls her and thus, as she sees it, assign to her all the qualities she believes are represented in the title creep me out."