CREEP MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Creep Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To grow, as a vine, clinging to the ground or to some other support by means of roots or rootlets, or by tendrils, along its length.
  2. (n.) The act or process of creeping.
  3. (v. i.) To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.
  4. (v. t.) To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my flesh creep. See Crawl, v. i., 4.
  5. (v. t.) To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.
  6. (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.
  7. (n.) A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.
  8. (v. t.) To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or ones self; as, age creeps upon us.
  9. (v. t.) To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.
  10. (v. t.) To slip, or to become slightly displaced; as, the collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying; the quicksilver on a mirror may creep.
  11. (n.) A slow rising of the floor of a gallery, occasioned by the pressure of incumbent strata upon the pillars or sides; a gradual movement of mining ground.


Synonyms:
Cower, Crawl, Crawling, Creeping, Cringe, Fawn, Grovel, Mouse, Sneak, Spook, Steal,

• Creeper Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A kind of patten mounted on short pieces of iron instead of rings; also, a fixture with iron points worn on a shoe to prevent one from slipping.
  2. (n.) One who, or that which, creeps; any creeping thing.
  3. (n.) An instrument with iron hooks or claws for dragging at the bottom of a well, or any other body of water, and bringing up what may lie there.
  4. (n.) A plant that clings by rootlets, or by tendrils, to the ground, or to trees, etc.; as, the Virginia creeper (Ampelopsis quinquefolia).
  5. (n.) A small bird of the genus Certhia, allied to the wrens. The brown or common European creeper is C. familiaris, a variety of which (var. Americana) inhabits America; -- called also tree creeper and creeptree. The American black and white creeper is Mniotilta varia.
  6. (n.) Any device for causing material to move steadily from one part of a machine to another, as an apron in a carding machine, or an inner spiral in a grain screen.
  7. (n.) A small, low iron, or dog, between the andirons.
  8. (n.) Crockets. See Crocket.
  9. (n.) A spurlike device strapped to the boot, which enables one to climb a tree or pole; -- called often telegraph creepers.


Synonyms:
Crawler,

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