creep

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1 creep /ˈkriːp/ verb
creeps; crept /ˈkrɛpt/ ; creeping
1 creep
/ˈkriːp/
verb
creeps; crept /ˈkrɛpt/ ; creeping
Learner's definition of CREEP
[no object]
: to move slowly with the body close to the ground
always followed by an adverb or preposition
: to move slowly and quietly especially in order to not be noticed
: to go or seem to go very slowly
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to appear gradually and in a way that is difficult to notice
of a plant : to grow along the ground or up a surface (such as a tree or wall)
British, informal + disapproving : to be extremely nice to someone in order to get approval or some advantage for yourself

creep out

[phrasal verb]
creep (someone) out or creep out (someone) US, informal
: to cause (someone) to have an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or fear : to give (someone) the creeps
◊ For creep out, the past tense and past participle creeped is used instead of crept.

creep up on

[phrasal verb]
creep up on (someone) informal
: to slowly and quietly move closer to (someone) without being noticed
often used figuratively

make your skin/flesh creep

◊ If something makes your skin/flesh creep, it causes you to have an uncomfortable feeling of fear or disgust.
2 creep /ˈkriːp/ noun
plural creeps
2 creep
/ˈkriːp/
noun
plural creeps
Learner's definition of CREEP
informal
[count] : a strange person who you strongly dislike
the creeps : an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or fear
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