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Definition 1: a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where creep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
  • the traffic moved at a creep

Synonyms for creep in the sense of this definition

(creep is a kind of ...) self-propelled movement

Definition 2: a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot - [noun denoting artifact]

(creep is a kind of ...) an enclosure for confining livestock

Definition 3: a slow longitudinal movement or deformation - [noun denoting event]

(creep is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

Definition 4: someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for creep in the sense of this definition

(creep is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 5: move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where creep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed

Synonyms for creep in the sense of this definition

(creep is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of creep ) crawl about like ants

Definition 6: to go stealthily or furtively - [verb of motion]

Samples where creep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

Synonyms for creep in the sense of this definition

(creep is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 7: grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface) - [verb of motion]

Samples where creep or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings

(creep is a kind of ...) move outward

"The soldiers fanned out"

Definition 8: show submission or fear - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for creep in the sense of this definition

(creep is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

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