from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Developing gradually over a period of time: "a creeping sense of cultural dread” ( Andrew Sullivan).
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- v. Present participle of creep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Crawling, or moving close to the ground.
- adj. Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In submarine work, the act of dragging with creepers or grapnels to recover a lost object.
- n. Stalking or still-hunting, as for moose or deer.
- n. Motion of the rails of a railroad in the direction of traffic, due to a number of causes.
- n. The slip of a belt or rope which is driving one pulley from another: due to working or elasticity in the belt or rope.
- n. In electricity, the slow drifting or moving of an instrument or meter at no load, due to inaccurate adjustment or to a slow change of the suspension.
- n. In geology, same as creep, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
creep + -ing (Wiktionary)