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 creeps creeps

noun

  • a feeling of fear and revulsion  ( creeps )
    a feeling of fear and revulsion
     he gives me the creeps
    he gives me the creeps
  • a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait  ( creeps )
    a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait


  •  creep creep

    noun

  • a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body  ( crawl, crawling, creep, creeping )
    a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
     a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
    a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
     the traffic moved at a creep
    the traffic moved at a creep
  • a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot  ( creep )
    a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
  • a slow longitudinal movement or deformation  ( creep )
    a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
  • someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric  ( creep, spook, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy )
    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
  • verb

  • ( ) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground  ( crawl, creep )
    move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
     The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed
    The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed
  • ( ) to go stealthily or furtively  ( creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak )
    to go stealthily or furtively
     ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house
    ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house
  • ( ) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)  ( creep )
    grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)
     ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings
    ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings
  • show submission or fear  ( cower, crawl, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel )
    show submission or fear


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