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krɛptcrept

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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Creptparticip.

    Etymology: from creep.

    There are certain men crept in unawares. Jude, iv.

    This fair vine, but that her arms surround
    Her marry’d elm, had crept along the ground. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crept

    of Creep

  2. Crept

    of Creep

  3. Crept

    imp. & p. p. of Creep

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crept

    krept, pa.t. and pa.p. of Creep.

Editors Contribution

  1. CREPT

    "past tense and past participle of CREEP,to move along with the body prone and close to the ground; to move slowly on hands and knees,to go very slowly,to go timidly or cautiously so as to escape notice, to enter or advance gradually so as to be almost unnoticed,to have the sensation of being covered with creeping things, to slip or gradually shift position, to change shape permanently from prolonged stress or exposure to high temperatures;to crawl with the body near to or touching the ground,crawl,worm,wriggle,squirm,slither,writhe,drag yourself,edge,inch,crawl on all fours;encroach, inch;bastard, beast, bleeder,blighter , boor, bounder, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, cretin, crud,crumb,cur, dirtbag,dog, fink, heel, hound, jerk, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck,scum, scumbag,scuzzball,skunk, sleaze, sleazebag,sleazeball,slime, slimeball,slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin,snail,molasses,(as) slow as molasses idiomat a snail's pace idiom,away bit build by by and by idiom,by degrees idiom,claw ,claw your way (somewhere) idiom,clunky,cool,course,crawl,crawler,creep,creeping,dally,dawdle,degree,deliberately,dribs,drift,drop,drop behind,ease,edge,float,gently,gently does it! idiom,gradual,gradually,hanghang around,in ones and twos idiom,inch inch by inch idiom,infiltrate,infiltration,jog,Labour,lag,laggard,laggy,lingeringly,little,loiter,mill,mill around,nose,nudge,poky,pootle,prowl,rolling,Rome wasn't built in a day idiom,sedately,sidle,slack,slow burn,slowcoach,slowdown,slowly,slowness,slowpoke,sluggish,sluggishly,sluggishness,steadily,steadiness,steady,stepwise,straggle,straggler,struggle,subsonic,take your time idiom,tootle,trail,trickle,trundle,unhurried,wander,wend.


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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crept in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of crept in a Sentence

  1. Pepijn Bergsen:

    That worked very well politically for her in Germany, and on the world stage, germany has done very well over the last 15 years from an economic perspective...( and) Germany didn't do that badly during the financial crisis, but the realization has crept in that that won't last.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...

  3. Alex Drummond:

    I can't get away from food and I love to eat. Of course, it crept up on me through the years especially during covid so starting in January I decided to get busy and lose some weight.

  4. Ted Gibson:

    I just was n’t exercising as much as I had been before, and the weight slowly crept on.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could some blunders and absurdities have crept in forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

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