- verb to move slowly
- noun a small entrance through which young animals can pass
- noun a process of weakening and slow damage to something
- noun a slight movement of a tyre on a wheel caused by landing
Cars & Driving
- noun the tendency of a vehicle with automatic transmission to edge forwards when idling with drive engaged unless held on the brake
- The slow but continual permanent deformation of a material under sustained stress.
- The very slow movement of rock or soil underpressure.
- Gradual deformation of a roofing membrane due to thermal stress.
- A slow change in a property or value. For example, the deformation of a material under stress or through the passage of time.
- noun movement of a cylinder blanket on the cylinder
- noun a situation in which folded pages nested inside other folded pages, as in a booklet, are forced outwards by the bulk of the paper so that they extend beyond the edges of the outer pages
- verb to attempt to seduce, make unwelcome sexual advances (towards)
- verb to cheat on a man
Origin & History of “creep”
Creep is an ancient verb, which has been traced back to Indo–European *greub-. this was the source also of Dutch kriupen and Swedish krypa ‘creep’, and of Lithuanian grubineti ‘stumble’, and links have been suggested with English cripple. The related Indo-European *greug- produced German kriechen ‘creep’.