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1. creeping

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

Synonyms

  • locomotion
  • creep
  • travel
  • crawling

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • immobility
  • ride
  • descend

Etymology

  • -ing (English)
  • -ing (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • creep (English)
  • crepen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Creeping

  • safekeeping
  • sweeping
  • sleeping
  • bleeping
  • weeping
  • seeping
  • reaping
  • peeping
  • leaping
  • keeping
  • heaping
  • beeping

Example sentences of the word creeping


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Use creeping phlox as a ground cover in rock gardens or woodland plantings.

Quotes containing the word creeping


1. Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

2. When I was a kid, I loved 'The Curse of Frankenstein,' 'The Creeping Unknown,' 'X: The Unknown.' I love 'Forbidden Planet,' 'The Thing from Another World.' They were science fiction/horror movies, generally.
- John Carpenter

3. The morning always has a way of creeping up on me and peeking in my bedroom windows. The sunrise is such a pervert.
- Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

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