creep

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
creep

Plural
creeps

  1. When an animal moves with its belly close to the ground.
    The creep of the snake makes it frightening.
  2. Small movement of an object.
  3. Small and progressive changes of a measure.
    Few people noticed the creep of the prices this year.
  4. (informal) A very annoying person, that makes you nervous.
    Stop staring at me all the time, you creep!

Verb[change]

Plain form
creep

Third-person singular
creeps

Past tense
crept

Past participle
crept

Present participle
creeping

Plain form
creep

Third-person singular
creeps

Past tense
creeped

Past participle
creeped

Present participle
creeping

  1. (intransitive) An animal creeps when it moves with its belly close to the ground.
    Snakes and lizards creep.
  2. (intransitive) A plant creeps when it grows close to the ground or stuck to a wall, instead of growing upwards.
  3. (intransitive) To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction, like a snake can move.
  4. (intransitive) To change slowly and gradually.
    When prices creep, some people do not immediately notice the changes.

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