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Definition of 'creep'

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Little flaws creep in and can be hard to remove. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was just creeping up on us. The Sun (2015)The picture made her realise her weight had crept up without her realising. The Sun (2008)The best anyone hoped for was gradual creeping reform. Times, Sunday Times (2009)United have quietly been creeping back to form. The Sun (2013) Doubts crept in as she grew older but her mum refused to discuss it. The Sun (2012)The lack had crept up slowly with the years. various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)This means that the cost of home loans is creeping gradually higher. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He should instead creep in by little and little. The Sun (2016)Plan how to get back on track if your weight begins to creep up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All three deal with problems that creep quietly below the surface of society. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Equity release products have been creeping back. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Doubts creep in only when you are not winning. The Sun (2006)Smart sections are slowly creeping across the network without the knowledge of many motorists. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These challenging ideas creep up gradually on anyone reading this book. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It just crept up on them while they were busy doing other things. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My weight just crept up and up. The Sun (2014)There are countless examples of the milestone turning into a millstone as the prospect of three figures creeps closer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Youth unemployment crept closer to one million in the three months to February. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There followed a few years in the regions and a gradual creep back to London. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With rucksack still strapped to your back, creep closer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a gradual, creeping process. Times, Sunday Times (2014)

Synonyms of 'creep'

sneak, steal, tiptoe, slink
bootlicker, sneak, sycophant, crawler

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Translations for 'creep'

British English: creep /kriːp/ VERB
person If you creep somewhere, you move in a very slow and quiet way.
He crept up the stairs.
  • American English: creep
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: andar devagar
  • Chinese: 悄悄地缓慢前进
  • Croatian: šuljati se
  • Czech: plížit se
  • Danish: krybe
  • Dutch: sluipen
  • European Spanish: moverse sigilosamente
  • Finnish: hiipiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: schleichen
  • Greek: έρπω
  • Italian: avanzare furtivamente
  • Japanese: こっそり歩く
  • Korean: 살금살금 움직이다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: skradać się
  • European Portuguese: arrastar-se
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: красться
  • Spanish: moverse lentamente
  • Swedish: smyga
  • Thai: เคลื่อนที่อย่างช้าๆ
  • Turkish: sessizce çıkmak
  • Ukrainian: крастися
  • Vietnamese: bò trườn
British English: creep /kriːp/ VERB
animal If an animal creeps, it moves along close to the ground.
The mouse crept across the room.
  • American English: creep
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrastar-se
  • Chinese: 爬行
  • Croatian: gmizati
  • Czech: plazit se
  • Danish: krybe
  • Dutch: kruipen
  • European Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Finnish: hiipiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Greek: έρπω
  • Italian: strisciare
  • Japanese: はう
  • Korean: 기다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: skradać się
  • European Portuguese: rastejar
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: ползти
  • Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Swedish: krypa
  • Thai: คลาน
  • Turkish: geçmek
  • Ukrainian: плазувати
  • Vietnamese:
British English: creep VERB
When people or animals creep somewhere, they move quietly and slowly.
Back I go to the hotel and creep up to my room.
  • American English: creep
  • Brazilian Portuguese: rastejar
  • Chinese: 悄悄地缓慢行进
  • European Spanish: moverse sigilosamente
  • French: ramper
  • German: schleichen
  • Italian: andare furtivamente
  • Japanese: はう
  • Korean: 살금살금 걷다
  • European Portuguese: rastejar
  • Spanish: moverse sigilosamente

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