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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crawl, crawling, creep, creepingnoun

    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"

ChatGPT

  1. creeping

    Creeping refers to the action of slowly and stealthily moving or advancing, often to avoid detection. However, in other contexts such as botany, it may describe plants with stems that grow along the ground, putting out roots at intervals. It can also refer to an uncontrolled or unplanned gradual increase or spread of a phenomenon, situation or condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Creeping

    of Creep

  2. Creepingadjective

    crawling, or moving close to the ground

  3. Creepingadjective

    growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Creeping

    A phenomenon of capillarity, often annoying in battery jars. The solution, by capillarity, rises a little distance up the sides, evaporates, and as it dries more creeps up through it, and to a point a little above it. This action is repeated until a layer of the salts may form over the top of the vessel. To avoid it, paraffine is often applied to the edges of the cup, or a layer of oil, often linseed oil, is poured on the battery solution,

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of creeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of creeping in a Sentence

  1. William James:

    I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capilillary oozing of water, yet which if you give them time, will rend the hardest monuments of man's pride.

  2. Yves Guillemot:

    We don't want them sitting on the board, because they're implementing a creeping control strategy to take over the company.

  3. John Branch:

    The NFL may be the last bastion of football in 50 years, because I can imagine the slow death of the sport creeping up from the youth level, if we keep finding out about the long-term effects of brain damage caused by the game, it's hard to imagine many parents will allow their children to play. Maybe high school and college football go away. And maybe football becomes more like MMA -- a sport that has relatively few participants, but enough to entertain the masses, with athletes willing to take obvious health risks to achieve money and fame.

  4. Jo Avelyn Grey:

    My favorite part of the process is just now starting really, I am just now getting to the point where when I look in the mirror who I see is more woman than man and that is super exciting! there is this feeling of completeness and connectedness with my body that is slowly but surely creeping up on me. It is like nothing I have ever experienced.

  5. Tony Spell:

    God will shield us from all harm and sickness, we are not afraid. We are called by God to stand against the Antichrist creeping into America's borders. We will spread the Gospel.

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  • Elias Brito Sanchez
    Elias Brito Sanchez
    la palabra "creeping" debe tener un significado de algun tipo de animal. Eso es lo que trato de investigar...Gracias
    LikeReply8 years ago

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