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Synonyms for creep

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  1. CREEPnoun


  2. creepverb

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

    Lizards and snakes crept over the ground.

    CRP, crawl

Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep, weirdo, weirdie, weirdy, spooknoun

    someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

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

  2. creepnoun

    a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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

  3. creepnoun

    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, creepingverb

    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, creepverb

    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, pussyfootverb

    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. creepverb

    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, grovelverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. creepverb


  2. creepverb

    steal, glide stealthily, come unnoticed

  3. creepverb

    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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  1. Rob Carnell:

    I think there's a tendency for markets at times to just want to be positive unless you hit them repeatedly, and not just with bad news, but with new bad news, 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. Trent Yawney:

    Even the third period against the Islanders, I could see it start to creep in a little bit, and we knew it was around the corner, i didn’t know if it was going to be tonight, but it was coming, because we were getting away with some things that we weren’t getting away with earlier, but you end up with a win. Now we've just got to reset again and start all over.

  3. Theda Skocpol:

    This trend is going to be pretty lasting, and I think David Rothman are going to see a gradual creep in the direction of the Democrats for a while.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A hardworking employee should work for merely own heart’s satisfaction, but never with an expectation that the employer will either appreciate or award him suitably for the excellent job done else the first the frustration will creep in into his professional life & then he will slip into depression.

  5. Morgans Financial analyst James Wilson:

    This is the downside of the $50-$60 range where iron ore belongs in this stage of the cycle, it could continue to creep lower if companies start showing strong quarterly production figures this month, as expected.

Translations for creep

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  • زحفArabic
  • свличане, пълзя, стеля, пълзенеBulgarian
  • plížit seCzech
  • krybe, listeDanish
  • Schleich, schleichen, Knilch, kriechenGerman
  • arrastrarseSpanish
  • خزش, خزیدنPersian
  • hyypiö, nilkki, ryömintä, hivuttautua, viruminen, [[aiheuttaa]] [[väristyksiä]], värisyttää, vetäytyä, naarata, karmio, kyylä, matelu, liikahdus, [[kasvaa]] [[maata]] [[pitkin]], ryömiä, hiipiä, nöyristelläFinnish
  • rampement, fatigue, ramperFrench
  • èalaidhScottish Gaelic
  • रेंगनाHindi
  • oson, kúszás, kúszik, csúszás-mászás, lopakodikHungarian
  • merayapIndonesian
  • ruffiano, deriva, scorrimento, strisciare, spostamento, scollamento, strisciamento, antipatico, lecchinoItalian
  • זחילהHebrew
  • 伝う, 忍び寄る, クリープ, 這うJapanese
  • ಕ್ರೀಪ್Kannada
  • 기다Korean
  • sicine subrepstiLatin
  • whakaninihi, tapanihiMāori
  • griezel, kruip, kruipen, engerd, opschuivenDutch
  • creepNorwegian
  • pełzaniePolish
  • rastejarPortuguese
  • târîRomanian
  • ползать, подкра́дываться, ползание, оплы́ть, оплыва́ть, ползти́, кра́сться, сползание, пресмыка́ться, стели́ться, урод, отморозокRussian
  • äckelpotta, krypa, miffo, klänga, smyga, äckelSwedish
  • தொய்வுTamil
  • క్రీప్Telugu
  • เล็ดลอดThai
  • sürünmeTurkish
  • повзатиUkrainian
  • ریںگناUrdu
  • leoVietnamese
  • קריכןYiddish
  • 爬行Chinese

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