: to move along with the body prone and close to the ground
- A spider was creeping along the bathroom floor.
: to move slowly on hands and knees
- He crept toward the edge of the cliff.
: to go timidly or cautiously so as to escape notice
- She crept away from the festive scene.
: to enter or advance gradually so as to be almost unnoticed
- A note of irritation crept into her voice.
: to have the sensation of being covered with creeping things
- The thought made his flesh creep.
of a plant
: to spread or grow over a surface rooting at intervals or clinging with tendrils, stems, or aerial roots
: to slip or gradually shift position
- The high temperatures of the jet engine cause the turbine blade to creep.
: to change shape permanently from prolonged stress or exposure to high temperatures