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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, spook(noun)

    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

  2. creep(noun)

    a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

  3. creep(noun)

    a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot

  4. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping(verb)

    a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

    "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"

  5. crawl, creep(verb)

    move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

    "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

  6. sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively

    "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"

  7. creep(verb)

    grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

    "ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"

  8. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

Wiktionary

  1. creep(Noun)

    The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails)

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  2. creep(Noun)

    A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  3. creep(Noun)

    A slight displacement of an object: the slight movement of something

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  4. creep(Noun)

    The gradual expansion or proliferation of something beyond its original goals or boundaries, considered negatively.

    Christmas creep. Feature creep. Instruction creep. Mission creep.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  5. creep(Noun)

    In sewn books, the tendency of pages on the inside of a quire to stand out farther than those on the outside of it.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  6. creep(Noun)

    An increase in strain with time; the gradual flow or deformation of a material under stress.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  7. creep(Noun)

    The imperceptible downslope movement of surface rock.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  8. creep(Noun)

    An annoying irritating person

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  9. creep(Noun)

    A frightening and/or disconcerting person, especially one who gives the speaker chills or who induces psychosomatic facial itching.

    Stop following me, you creep!

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  10. creep(Verb)

    To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground.

    Lizards and snakes crept over the ground.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  11. creep(Verb)

    Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  12. creep(Verb)

    To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction.

    He tried to creep past the guard without being seen.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  13. creep(Verb)

    To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular direction.

    Prices have been creeping up all year.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  14. creep(Noun)

    A barrier with small openings used to keep large animals out while allowing smaller animals to pass through.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

  15. CREEP(ProperNoun)

    The Committee to Re-elect the President, which raised money for Richard Nixon's campaign for 1972 reelection.

    Etymology: From crepen, from creopan, from kreupanan, from ger-. Cognate with crjippa, kruipen, kriefen, Danish krybe, Norwegian krype, krypa, krjúpa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creep(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  2. Creep(verb)

    to move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  3. Creep(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  4. Creep(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  5. Creep(verb)

    to move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  6. Creep(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  7. Creep(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  8. Creep(verb)

    to drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  9. Creep(noun)

    the act or process of creeping

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  10. Creep(noun)

    a distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

  11. 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

    Etymology: [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. crepan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. Cripple, Crouch.]

Freebase

  1. Creep

    "Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead released "Creep" as their debut single in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey. During its initial release, "Creep" was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against "Creep" and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. In 1998, halfway through their OK Computer tour, the band dropped the song from set lists altogether. "Creep" was not played live again until 2001, but it has since reappeared several times on the band's live sets. In 2008, the song was included in the Radiohead: The Best Of compilation album.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Creep

    krēp, v.i. to move on the belly, like a snake: to move slowly: to grow along the ground or on supports, as a vine: to fawn or cringe: to have the physical sensation of something creeping over or under the skin: to shudder at from fear or repugnance: to drag with a creeper, as a river-bottom:—pr.p. creep′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. crept.—ns. Creep′er, a creeping plant: a genus of small climbing birds; Creep′-hole, a hole into which to creep: a subterfuge; Creep′ie, a low stool, the old Scotch stool of repentance.—adv. Creep′ingly.—adj. Creep′y. [A.S. creópan; Dut. kruipen.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. creep

    To advance, grow, or multiply inexorably. In hackish usage this verb has overtones of menace and silliness, evoking the creeping horrors of low-budget monster movies.

Rap Dictionary

  1. creep(verb)

    To sneak up on someone. Just work your job, get paid. I'll rob ya / See, a nigga creep on a come up -- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Creepin' on Ah Come Up)

  2. creep(verb)

    To be unfaithful in a relationship.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'creep' in Verbs Frequency: #827

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  1. crepe, crêpe

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creep in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creep in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of creep in a Sentence

  1. Tony Spader:

    It’s fun to watch her live part of life where the disease doesn’t creep in, where she is just excited to be going and doing something that every child and every teenager gets to do, a lot of times there’s a joy filled moment, but yet there’s a little sorrow.

  2. D. H. Lawrence:

    We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do -- it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.

  3. Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.Karen Greenberg:

    What happened with the War on Terror is that we had mission creep beyond what the initial authorization was, but it does not extend to here.

  4. John Milton:

    O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.

  5. Rob Carnell:

    I think there's a tendency for markets at times to just want to be positive unless you hit them repeatedly, and not just with bad news, but with new bad news, there's been an awful lot of bad news priced in. So perhaps the absence of new negatives are enough to allow for a small sense of positivity to creep in.

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Translations for creep

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  • زحفArabic
  • свличане, пълзя, пълзене, стеляBulgarian
  • plížit seCzech
  • krybe, listeDanish
  • schleichen, kriechen, Knilch, SchleichGerman
  • arrastrarseSpanish
  • خزیدن, خزشPersian
  • matelu, karmio, kyylä, liikahdus, [[kasvaa]] [[maata]] [[pitkin]], hiipiä, nöyristellä, ryömiä, värisyttää, [[aiheuttaa]] [[väristyksiä]], viruminen, ryömintä, nilkki, hyypiö, hivuttautua, vetäytyä, naarataFinnish
  • rampement, ramper, fatigueFrench
  • èalaidhScottish Gaelic
  • रेंगनाHindi
  • csúszás-mászás, lopakodik, oson, kúszik, kúszásHungarian
  • merayapIndonesian
  • scorrimento, spostamento, scollamento, antipatico, ruffiano, lecchino, strisciare, deriva, strisciamentoItalian
  • זחילהHebrew
  • 這う, 伝う, 忍び寄る, クリープJapanese
  • ಕ್ರೀಪ್Kannada
  • 기다Korean
  • sicine subrepstiLatin
  • whakaninihi, tapanihiMāori
  • griezel, kruipen, opschuiven, kruip, engerdDutch
  • creepNorwegian
  • pełzaniePolish
  • rastejarPortuguese
  • târîRomanian
  • ползание, урод, отморозок, стели́ться, кра́сться, подкра́дываться, пресмыка́ться, сползание, ползти́, оплыва́ть, оплы́ть, ползатьRussian
  • äckel, äckelpotta, miffo, klänga, smyga, krypaSwedish
  • தொய்வுTamil
  • క్రీప్Telugu
  • เล็ดลอดThai
  • sürünmeTurkish
  • повзатиUkrainian
  • ریںگناUrdu
  • leoVietnamese
  • קריכןYiddish
  • 爬行Chinese

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