make someone's skin crawl/creep

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of make someone's skin crawl/creep

: to make someone feel disgusted, afraid, etc.
  • The horrible things I saw made my skin crawl/creep.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

skin play
  1. : the integument of an animal (such as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

  2. : a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

  3. : the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. : to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (such as the skin or rind) of

  2. : to strip or peel off

  3. : to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. : devoted to showing nudes

crawl play
  1. : to move on one's hands and knees

  2. : to move slowly in a prone position without or as if without the use of limbs

  3. : to move or progress slowly or laboriously

  1. : the act or action of crawling

  2. : slow or laborious progress

  3. : a going from one pub to another

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


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