Definition of Creep

1. Noun. Someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.

Exact synonyms: Spook, Weirdie, Weirdo, Weirdy
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Creepy

2. Verb. Move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground. "The streets creep with crowds"; "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"
Exact synonyms: Crawl
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Formicate
Derivative terms: Crawl, Crawl, Crawler, Crawler, Crawling, Creeper, Creeping

3. Noun. A slow longitudinal movement or deformation.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Location, Travel

4. Verb. To go stealthily or furtively. "The children creep to the playground"; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
Exact synonyms: Mouse, Pussyfoot, Sneak
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Creeper, Sneak
Also: Sneak Away, Sneak Out

5. Noun. A pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot.
Generic synonyms: Pen

6. Verb. Grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface). "Ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"
Generic synonyms: Diffuse, Fan Out, Spread, Spread Out
Derivative terms: Creeper

7. Noun. A slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body. "The traffic moved at a creep"
Exact synonyms: Crawl, Crawling, Creeping
Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Derivative terms: Crawl, Crawl

8. Verb. Show submission or fear.
Exact synonyms: Cower, Crawl, Cringe, Fawn, Grovel
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Coward, Crawler, Fawner, Groveler, Groveller

Definition of Creep

1. v. t. To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl.

2. n. The act or process of creeping.

Definition of Creep

1. Proper noun. (derogatory) The committee Committee to re-elect Re-elect the President President, which raised money for w:Richard Nixon Richard Nixon's campaign for 1972 reelection. ¹

2. Noun. The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails) ¹

3. Noun. A relatively small gradual change, variation or deviation (from a planned value) in a measure. ¹

4. Noun. A slight displacement of an object: the slight movement of something ¹

5. Noun. The gradual expansion or proliferation of something beyond its original goals or boundaries, considered negatively. ¹

6. Noun. (context: publishing) In sewn books, the tendency of pages on the inside of a quire to stand out farther than those on the outside of it. ¹

7. Noun. (context: materials science) An increase in strain with time; the gradual flow or deformation of a material under stress. ¹

8. Noun. (geology) The imperceptible downslope movement of surface rock. ¹

9. Noun. (context: informal pejorative) An annoying irritating person ¹

10. Noun. (context: informal pejorative) A frightening and/or disconcerting person, especially one who gives the speaker chills or who induces psychosomatic facial itching. ¹

11. Noun. (context: agriculture) A barrier with small openings used to keep large animals out while allowing smaller animals to pass through. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To move slowly with the abdomen close to the ground. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) Of plants, to grow across a surface rather than upwards. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To move slowly and quietly in a particular direction. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To make small gradual changes, usually in a particular direction. ¹

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Definition of Creep

1. to crawl [v CREPT or CREEPED, CREEPING, CREEPS] - See also: crawl

Medical Definition of Creep

1. Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Creep

creep feed
creep in
creep into
creep joint
creep recovery
creep someone out
creep up

Literary usage of Creep

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"INTERPRETATION OF PRESSUREMETER creep TESTS According to Huit,3 there are essentially two practical methods for generalizing experimental creep information. ..."

2. Basic Studies in the Field of High-Temperature Engineering: Second by Nihon Genshiryoku Kenkyūjo (2002)
"However, this brief history of early irradiation creep experiments has demonstrated the ... The stages of irradiation creep There are two main stages in the ..."

3. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"J. Walker Eaton, co New York Edison Company, 55 Duane Street, NY— In figuring the amount of creep for the purpose of discounting a customer's bills, ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1905)
"BELT creep.f ... \\ith a difference in tension on time two sides and elasticity in the belt, creep however ..."

5. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"creep, slumps, and landslides. When the soil and subsoil on a slope become charged with ... When the movement is too slow to be sensible it is called creep; ..."

6. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"0.2700 0.0500 0.0400 0.0300 0.0200 00100 la) m rupture 40 fi kg/cm2 FIGURE 2 (a) creep curve [typical] for frozen soil. (b) creep deformation as a function ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A coal seam with a soft pavement arid a hard roof is the most subject to a •• creep." Tho first indication is a dull hollow sound heard when treating on the ..."

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