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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"

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. Svenja Gudell:

    Interest rates have been creeping up, but they’re still extremely low.

  2. Islam Karimov:

    Various elements among the representatives of Islamic State are already slipping into Afghanistan from Iraq and Syria. All this requires the adoption of appropriate preventative measures, the creeping expansion of militant extremism and religious radicalism, not only on the territory of the governments of Central Asia but also abroad, is most seriously concerning.

  3. Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere:

    It is worrying that anti-immigration incitement is creeping into the heart of our society.

  4. Annie Powell:

    We are seeing a creeping erosion of employment rights as companies misclassify their workers as self-employed so as to avoid paying them holiday pay and the national minimum wage.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.

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