: a movement of or like creeping
- traffic moving at a creep
: a distressing sensation like that caused by the creeping of insects over one's flesh;
: a feeling of apprehension or horror
—usually used in plural with the
- That gives me the creeps.
: a feed trough accessible only by young animals and used especially to supply special or supplementary feed — called also
: the slow change of dimensions of an object from prolonged exposure to high temperature or stress
: an unpleasant or obnoxious person
: a slow but persistent increase or elevation
- This political inertia … makes budget creep inevitable.
- —The Wall Street Journal