creep out

Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of creep out

US, informal
:to cause (someone) to have an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or fear :to give (someone) the creeps
  • That guy really creeps me out.
  • I felt creeped out being alone in the office at night.

Word by Word Definitions

creep play
  1. : to move along with the body prone and close to the ground

  2. : to move slowly on hands and knees

  3. : to go very slowly

  1. : a movement of or like creeping

  2. : a distressing sensation like that caused by the creeping of insects over one's flesh

  3. : a feed trough accessible only by young animals and used especially to supply special or supplementary feed —called also creep feeder

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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