Associations to the word «Creep»

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CREEP, verb. (intransitive) To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground.
CREEP, verb. (intransitive) Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards.
CREEP, verb. (intransitive) To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction.
CREEP, verb. (intransitive) To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular direction.
CREEP, verb. To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or oneself.
CREEP, verb. To slip, or to become slightly displaced.
CREEP, verb. To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn.
CREEP, verb. To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl.
CREEP, verb. To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.
CREEP, noun. The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails)
CREEP, noun. A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure.
CREEP, noun. A slight displacement of an object: the slight movement of something
CREEP, noun. The gradual expansion or proliferation of something beyond its original goals or boundaries, considered negatively.
CREEP, noun. (publishing) In sewn books, the tendency of pages on the inside of a quire to stand out farther than those on the outside of it.
CREEP, noun. (materials science) An increase in strain with time; the gradual flow or deformation of a material under stress.
CREEP, noun. (geology) The imperceptible downslope movement of surface rock.
CREEP, noun. (informal) (pejorative) An annoying irritating person
CREEP, noun. (informal) (pejorative) A frightening and/or disconcerting person, especially one who gives the speaker chills or who induces psychosomatic facial itching.
CREEP, noun. (agriculture) A barrier with small openings used to keep large animals out while allowing smaller animals to pass through.
CREEP, proper noun. (derogatory) The Committee to Re-elect the President, which raised money for Richard Nixon's campaign for 1972 reelection.
CREEP INTO, verb. To enter something or somewhere by creeping.
CREEP INTO, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To enter surreptitiously.
CREEP JOINT, noun. (US) (slang) A brothel or other disreputable or low-class place, especially where patrons are robbed.
CREEP JOINT, noun. (US) (slang) A gambling game which moves to a different location every night.
CREEP SOMEONE OUT, verb. To make uncomfortable or afraid; to give someone the creeps.
CREEP UP, verb. (intransitive) To advance or increase with stealth, unnoticed (literally or figuratively).

Dictionary definition

CREEP, noun. Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.
CREEP, noun. A slow longitudinal movement or deformation.
CREEP, noun. A pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot.
CREEP, 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".
CREEP, verb. Move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed".
CREEP, verb. To go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house".
CREEP, verb. Grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface); "ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings".
CREEP, verb. Show submission or fear.

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