Creep

  • 21creep — creep1 [kri:p] v past tense and past participle crept [krept] [I always + adverb/preposition] [: Old English; Origin: creopan] 1.) to move in a quiet, careful way, especially to avoid attracting attention creep into/over/around etc ▪ Johann would …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22creep — creep1 [ krip ] (past tense and past participle crept [ krept ] ) verb intransitive * 1. ) if someone creeps somewhere, they move there quietly and slowly: I crept downstairs when everyone was asleep. She crept quietly into bed. a ) if a vehicle… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 23creep — I UK [kriːp] / US [krɪp] verb [intransitive] Word forms creep : present tense I/you/we/they creep he/she/it creeps present participle creeping past tense crept UK [krept] / US past participle crept * 1) if someone creeps somewhere, they move… …

    English dictionary

  • 24creep — creepingly, adv. /kreep/, v., crept, creeping, n. v.i. 1. to move slowly with the body close to the ground, as a reptile or an insect, or a person on hands and knees. 2. to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily (often fol. by up): We… …

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  • 25creep — an·ti·creep·er; creep·age; creep·er; creep·ered; creep·er·less; creep; creep·ie; creep·i·ly; creep·i·ness; creep·ing·ly; in·creep; …

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  • 26creep — v. (d; intr.) to creep into (to creep into a hole) 2) (d; intr.) to creep out of (an insect crept out of the pipe) 3) (misc.) to creep on all fours; to creep out from under a bush * * * [kriːp] to creep out from under a bush (misc.) to creep on… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 27creep — 1 verb past tense and past participle crept, (intransitive always + adv/prep) 1 to move in a quiet, careful way, especially to avoid attracting attention (+ into/over/around etc): Johann would creep into the gallery to listen to the singers. | He …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 28Creep — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Creep (homonymie). Creep est un film d horreur de Christopher Smith sorti en 2004. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique …

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  • 29creep —    A term Originally used of someone trying to gain another’s favour by being unduly flattering. The term came into American student slang use in the 1930s, with the underlying idea of someone who made your flesh creep. It is probably still more… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 30creep in — phrasal verb creep in or creep into [intransitive] Word forms creep in : present tense I/you/we/they creep in he/she/it creeps in present participle creeping in past tense crept in past participle crept in 1) to gradually start to affect or… …

    English dictionary

  • 31creep — 1. noun /kriːp/ a) The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails) Christmas creep. Feature creep. Instruction creep. Mission creep. b) A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure.… …

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  • 32creep — [[t]kri͟ːp[/t]] creeps, creeping, crept 1) VERB When people or animals creep somewhere, they move quietly and slowly. [V adv/prep] Back I go to the hotel and creep up to my room... [V adv/prep] The rabbit creeps away and hides in a hole. 2) VERB… …

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  • 33creep — I. intransitive verb (crept; creeping) Etymology: Middle English crepen, from Old English crēopan; akin to Old Norse krjūpa to creep Date: before 12th century 1. a. to move along with the body prone and close to the ground b. to move slowly on… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 34creep up — UK US creep up/creep upwards Phrasal Verb with creep({{}}/kriːp/ verb [I] ► if the value or amount of something creeps up, it slowly increases: »Over the last year, the rate of inflation has crept up to almost 7%. »Demand is continuing to creep… …

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  • 35creep up on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms creep up on : present tense I/you/we/they creep up on he/she/it creeps up on present participle creeping up on past tense crept up on past participle crept up on 1) creep up on someone to move towards someone… …

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  • 36creep — /krip / (say kreep) verb (i) (crept, creeping) 1. to move with the body close to the ground, as a reptile or an insect. 2. to move slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily. 3. to enter undetected; to sneak up behind. 4. to move or behave timidly or… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 37CREEP — Die Wiederwahl von Richard Nixon war Ziel des Komitees. Das Comittee to Re elect the President (dt. Komitee zur Wiederwahl des Präsidenten) stellte sich zum Ziel, die Wiederwahl des US Präsidenten Richard Nixon bei der Präsidentschaftswahl 1972… …

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  • 38creep — 01. The vine [creeps] up the side of the house to the roof. 02. The cat [crept] silently towards the bird. 03. The children [crept] across the lawn and hid behind the bushes. 04. The lions [crept] noiselessly through the long grass to where the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 39creep — [OE] Creep is an ancient verb, which has been traced back to Indo–European *greub . This was the source also of Dutch kriupen and Swedish krypa ‘creep’, and of Lithuanian grubineti ‘stumble’, and links have been suggested with English cripple.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 40creep up on — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you creep up on someone, you move slowly closer to them without being seen by them. [V P P n] They ll creep up on you while you re asleep. 2) PHRASAL VERB If a feeling or state creeps up on you, you hardly notice that it is… …

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