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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 creep /ˈkrip/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Creep v. t. [imp. Crept (Crope Obs.); p. p. Crept; p. pr. & vb. n. Creeping.]
 1. 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.
 Ye that walk
 The earth, and stately tread, or lowly creep.   --Milton.
 2. To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.
 The whining schoolboy . . . creeping, like snail,
 Unwillingly to school.   --Shak.
    Like a guilty thing, I creep.   --Tennyson.
 3. To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or one's self; as, age creeps upon us.
    The sophistry which creeps into most of the books of argument.   --Locke.
    Of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women.   --2. Tim. iii. 6.
 4. 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.
 5. To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.
    To come as humbly as they used to creep.   --Shak.
 6. 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. “Creeping vines.”
 7. 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.
 8. To drag in deep water with creepers, as for recovering a submarine cable.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Creep, n.
 1. The act or process of creeping.
 2. A distressing sensation, or sound, like that occasioned by the creeping of insects.
    A creep of undefinable horror.   --Blackwood's Mag.
 Out of the stillness, with gathering creep,
 Like rising wind in leaves.   --Lowell.
 3. Mining 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric [syn: weirdo, weirdie,
            weirdy, spook]
      2: a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
      3: a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but
         adults cannot
      4: a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or
         dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man
         could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep" [syn: crawl,
          crawling, creeping]
      v 1: move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body
           near the ground; "The crocodile was crawling along the
           riverbed" [syn: crawl]
      2: to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around
         spying on the neighbor's house" [syn: sneak, mouse, steal,
      3: grow in such a way as to cover (a building, for example);
         "ivy grew over the walls of the university buildings"
         [syn: grow over]
      4: show submission or fear [syn: fawn, crawl, cringe, cower,
      [also: crept]