creeping

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adjective creep·ing \ ˈkrē-piŋ \

Definition of creeping

:developing or advancing by slow imperceptible degrees
  • a period of creeping inflation

Examples of creeping in a Sentence

  1. at this creeping pace of progress we'll never have the float ready for the parade

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First Known Use of creeping

14th century



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