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Adjective
Moving at a notably slow speed
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“After more than two hours, the creeping train reached Cannes.”
Adjective
Moving or crawling close to the ground
“I glance at the surrounding lands, where the grass grows waist-high and could easily conceal a creeping predator.”
Adjective
Clinging or growing over walls or on the ground, typically of vines or plants
“Leaves on these creeping vines are often confused with herbaceous plants.”
Adjective
Which attempts to bring oneself into the favour of another, often with flattery or insincerity
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Proceeding by regular steps or gradations
Adjective
Cautious in nature, as if one is walking on one's toes
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Having or causing a tingling or itching sensation
Noun
The act or state of toadying
Noun
An uncomfortable sensation on the skin that causes a desire to scratch
Verb
Present participle for to move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
“Sometimes, when Josie knew no one would notice, she'd creep downstairs to the kitchen as quiet as a mouse and tiptoe out the back door when the cook wasn't looking.”
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Present participle for to physically move slowly with one's torso or belly close to the ground
“I decided to creep under the bush to avoid being detected.”
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Present participle for to move very slowly (towards something)
“Was it just me, or did April creep at a snail's pace?”
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Present participle for to move or act at a slow or leisurely pace
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“Sasha and Maya creep behind the rest of the group while chatting leisurely about the latest in fashion.”
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Present participle for to behave in a sycophantic manner towards someone with power or privilege
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“All you need to do is to creep to the boss and you will be fine.”
Verb
Present participle for to go or travel somewhere in a slow or leisurely way
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Present participle for to walk while shuffling or dragging the feet
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Present participle for to intrude on someone else's territory, rights, business or personal affairs
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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Present participle for to depart quietly, without being noticed
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Present participle for to experience, or cause to experience, a slight prickling or stinging sensation
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Present participle for to drip or dribble down vertically (in drops)
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Present participle for to extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
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Present participle for to extend or advance gradually beyond intended limits
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Present participle for to laze or idle by shirking one's responsibilities
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Present participle for to replace one's clothing
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