creep


creep

verb

Definition of CREEP

1
to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits <water crept slowly over the top of the tub and onto the floor>
Synonyms creep, inch, worm
2
to move or act slowly <that Friday afternoon we were just creeping, waiting for the buzzer to sound so that we could start the long weekend>
Related Words fiddle (around), fool around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle; hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; amble, ease, inch, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stagger, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up); filibuster, procrastinate, stall, temporize
3
to move slowly with the body close to the ground <the kitten crept silently across the floor before suddenly pouncing on the mouse>
Related Words crouch, squat; edge, inch, nose; skulk, sneak, steal, tiptoe
4
to move slowly <the class hour seems to creep by>
Synonyms creak (along), creep, drag, inch, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snail
Related Words lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudge
Near Antonyms float, glide, sail; hurry, tear
Antonyms fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip

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