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Synonyms for creep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, spook(noun)

    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

    wraith, shade, specter, weirdie, ghost, loony, weirdo, nutcase, looney, spectre, spook, crawling, crazy, weirdy, creeping, crawl

  2. creep(noun)

    a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

    crawling, weirdie, weirdy, weirdo, crawl, spook, creeping

  3. creep(noun)

    a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot

    crawling, weirdie, weirdy, weirdo, crawl, spook, creeping

  4. crawl, crawling, creep, creeping(verb)

    a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body

    "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"

    crawl, weirdo, weirdy, weirdie, front crawl, crawling, spook, creeping

  5. crawl, creep(verb)

    move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground

    "The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed"

    crawl, pussyfoot, mouse, sneak, fawn, grovel, cower, cringe

  6. sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively

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

    cower, cabbage, filch, sneak, slip, fawn, snarf, purloin, crawl, grovel, nobble, cringe, pinch, hook, lift, swipe, pussyfoot, mouse, pilfer, abstract

  7. creep(verb)

    grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)

    "ivy crept over the walls of the university buildings"

    crawl, pussyfoot, mouse, sneak, fawn, grovel, cower, cringe

  8. fawn, crawl, creep, cringe, cower, grovel(verb)

    show submission or fear

    cower, sneak, recoil, bootlick, fawn, quail, flinch, funk, crawl, grovel, huddle, cringe, wince, truckle, kowtow, kotow, pussyfoot, squinch, mouse, suck up, toady, shrink


  1. creep(verb)


  2. creep(verb)

    The movement of something that creeps (like worms or snails)

    Lizards and snakes crept over the ground.

    crawl, CRP

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. creep(v. n.)


  2. creep(v. n.)

    steal, glide stealthily, come unnoticed

  3. creep(v. n.)

    fawn, cringe, play the sycophant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    deformation, vermin, monster, bastard, freak, asshole

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How to use creep in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Murray:

    We don't know if it's one of the top-eaten candies, but it does have a fan base. And candy corn make great fake teeth to creep out your parents with.

  2. Ingrid Weir:

    Before saying anything, always think to yourself, "Since my life is not a porno, will this creep her out?"

  3. Catherine Anunciacion:

    Peekawoo doesn't have the kind of vibe that attracts individuals who are looking for a hook-up, interactions have been comfortable so far: no creep encounters!

  4. Linda Hamilton:

    That was my hesitation: Do I want to trade this lovely, authentic life for that? I didnt want my neighbors looking at me differently. Were neighbors because of who we are, not what we do, and I dont want that to creep into my life again.

  5. Joseph de Maistre:

    I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.

Translations for creep

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  • زحفArabic
  • свличане, пълзя, пълзене, стеляBulgarian
  • plížit seCzech
  • krybe, listeDanish
  • schleichen, kriechen, Knilch, SchleichGerman
  • arrastrarseSpanish
  • خزیدن, خزشPersian
  • matelu, karmio, kyylä, liikahdus, [[kasvaa]] [[maata]] [[pitkin]], hiipiä, nöyristellä, ryömiä, värisyttää, [[aiheuttaa]] [[väristyksiä]], viruminen, ryömintä, nilkki, hyypiö, hivuttautua, vetäytyä, naarataFinnish
  • rampement, ramper, fatigueFrench
  • èalaidhScottish Gaelic
  • रेंगनाHindi
  • csúszás-mászás, lopakodik, oson, kúszik, kúszásHungarian
  • merayapIndonesian
  • scorrimento, spostamento, scollamento, antipatico, ruffiano, lecchino, strisciare, deriva, strisciamentoItalian
  • זחילהHebrew
  • 這う, 伝う, 忍び寄る, クリープJapanese
  • ಕ್ರೀಪ್Kannada
  • 기다Korean
  • sicine subrepstiLatin
  • whakaninihi, tapanihiMāori
  • griezel, kruipen, opschuiven, kruip, engerdDutch
  • creepNorwegian
  • pełzaniePolish
  • rastejarPortuguese
  • târîRomanian
  • ползание, урод, отморозок, стели́ться, кра́сться, подкра́дываться, пресмыка́ться, сползание, ползти́, оплыва́ть, оплы́ть, ползатьRussian
  • äckel, äckelpotta, miffo, klänga, smyga, krypaSwedish
  • தொய்வுTamil
  • క్రీప్Telugu
  • เล็ดลอดThai
  • sürünmeTurkish
  • повзатиUkrainian
  • ریںگناUrdu
  • leoVietnamese
  • קריכןYiddish
  • 爬行Chinese

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