(noun, verb)


1. someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric

Similar word(s): spook, weirdie, weirdo, weirdy

Definition categories: person

2. a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

Definition categories: event, travel

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

Definition categories: man–made, pen

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

- the traffic moved at a creep

Similar word(s): crawl, crawling, creeping

Definition categories: act, locomotion, travel

Sentences with creep as a noun:

- Christmas creep. Feature creep. Instruction creep. Mission creep

- Stop following me, you creep!


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

Similar word(s): crawl

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

2. to go stealthily or furtively

Similar word(s): mouse, pussyfoot, sneak

Definition categories: motion, walk

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

Definition categories: motion, diffuse, spread

4. show submission or fear

Similar word(s): cower, crawl, cringe, fawn, grovel

Definition categories: motion, bend, flex

Sentences with creep as a verb:

- He tried to creep past the guard without being seen.

- Prices have been creeping up all year.

- Old age creeps upon us.

- The collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying.

- The quicksilver on a mirror may creep.

- a creeping sycophant

- The sight made my flesh creep.