- 1. move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed: "he crept downstairs, hardly making any noise" Similar
- 2. (of a plant) grow along the ground or other surface by means of extending stems or branches: "thorny roses crept up the dull gray walls"
- 1. a detestable person: informal, derogatory "I thought he was a nasty little creep" Similar
- 2. slow movement, especially at a steady but almost imperceptible pace: "an attempt to prevent this slow creep of costs"
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