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English noun: creep

1. creep (person) someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

Synonymsspook, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. creep (event) a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel

3. creep (artifact) a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot

Broader (hypernym)pen

4. creep (act) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

SamplesA crawl was all that the injured man could manage.
The traffic moved at a creep.

Synonymscrawl, crawling, creeping

Broader (hypernym)locomotion, travel

English verb: creep

1. creep (motion) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

SamplesThe crocodile was crawling along the riverbed.

ExamplesThe crowds creep in the streets, The streets creep with crowds


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)formicate

2. creep (motion) to go stealthily or furtively

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

ExamplesThe children creep to the playground

Synonymsmouse, pussyfoot, sneak

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)walk

3. creep (motion) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

SamplesIvy crept over the walls of the university buildings.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

4. creep (motion) show submission or fear

Synonymscower, crawl, cringe, fawn, grovel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

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