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1. creep

verb. ['ˈkriːp'] move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground.

Synonyms

  • move
  • formicate
  • go
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • precede
  • advance
  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Creep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • sleep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leep
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip

Example sentences of the word creep


1. Verb, base form
Then we'll give you permission to close your eyes, so as not to creep your partner out.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This grass grows by stolons that creep along the ground.

3. Noun, singular or mass
They are, however, essential to keep projects in check and prevent scope creep or runaway projects.

Quotes containing the word creep


1. First bubble baths. Now Disney parks. You're shattering every creep vampire myth I've ever heard.
- Jeaniene Frost, Eternal Kiss of Darkness

2. No you sick, stupid creep, I love you. I shouldn't. I shouldn't. You're sick inside, Caine, sick! But I love you. - Diana
- Michael Grant, Lies

3. So many events and moments that seemed insignificant add up. I remember how for the last Valentine´s Day, N gave flowers but no card. In restaurants, he looked off into the middle distance while my hand would creep across the table to hold his. He would always let go first. I realize I can´t remember his last spontaneous gesture of affection.
- Suzanne Finnamore, Split: A Memoir of Divorce

2. creep

verb. ['ˈkriːp'] to go stealthily or furtively.

Synonyms

  • pussyfoot
  • walk
  • sneak

Antonyms

  • enter
  • hop out
  • push
  • raise

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. creep

verb. ['ˈkriːp'] grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface).

Synonyms

  • diffuse
  • fan out
  • spread

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage
  • wind

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. creep

noun. ['ˈkriːp'] someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric.

Synonyms

  • weirdy
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • weirdo
  • weirdie

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend
  • go
  • rise

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. creep

noun. ['ˈkriːp'] a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot.

Antonyms

  • extension

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. creep

noun. ['ˈkriːp'] a slow longitudinal movement or deformation.

Synonyms

  • travel

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. creep

noun. ['ˈkriːp'] a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body.

Synonyms

  • locomotion
  • creeping
  • travel
  • crawling

Antonyms

  • unbend
  • straight line
  • stand still
  • expand

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. creep

verb. ['ˈkriːp'] show submission or fear.

Synonyms

  • fawn
  • grovel
  • bend
  • cringe
  • flex
  • cower

Antonyms

  • back
  • behave
  • discontinue
  • refrain

Etymology

  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creopan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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