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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


Synonymscrawl


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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