What does creeping mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping(noun)

    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. Creeping(adj)

    crawling, or moving close to the ground

  3. Creeping(adj)

    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,

How to pronounce creeping?

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How to say creeping in sign language?

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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. 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. Carl Larry:

    The combination of the Chinese stock market rout and creeping crude glut is weighing on oil, that said, Brent's still seeing support above $50 and U.S. crude is staying above $45. There's a lot of hedging going on at those levels.

  5. South:

    Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

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