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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 for "creep":

    deformation, vermin, monster, bastard, freak, asshole

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How to use creep in a sentence?

  1. Rob Carnell:

    There's been an awful lot of bad news priced in. So perhaps the absence of new negatives are enough to allow for a small sense of positivity to creep in.

  2. 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.

  3. Tony Spader:

    It’s fun to watch her live part of life where the disease doesn’t creep in, where she is just excited to be going and doing something that every child and every teenager gets to do, a lot of times there’s a joy filled moment, but yet there’s a little sorrow.

  4. Jane Goodall:

    Roots creep under the ground to make a firm foundation. Shoots seems new and small, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls.

  5. D. H. Lawrence:

    We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do -- it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.

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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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