- move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed；(of a thing) move very slowly at an inexorably steady pace
- a detestable person；a person who behaves in an obsequious way in the hope of advancement.
verb: creep, 3rd person present: creeps, gerund or present participle: creeping, past tense: crept, past participle: crept
noun: creep, plural noun: creeps
- 1. move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed he crept downstairs, hardly making any noise 同義詞 crawl, move on all fours, move on hands and knees, pull oneself, inch, ... 更多
- ▪ (of a thing) move very slowly at an inexorably steady pace the fog was creeping up from the marsh
- 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
- 3. (of a plastic solid) undergo gradual deformation under stress.
- 1. informal, derogatory a detestable person I thought he was a nasty little creep 同義詞 rogue, villain, wretch, reprobate, informalbeast, ... 更多
- ▪ a person who behaves in an obsequious way in the hope of advancement. 同義詞 sycophant, obsequious person, crawler, groveler, truckler, ... 更多
- 2. slow movement, especially at a steady but almost imperceptible pace an attempt to prevent this slow creep of costs
- ▪ the tendency of a car with automatic transmission to move when in gear without the accelerator being pressed creep can be useful in slow-moving traffic or when parking
- ▪ the gradual downward movement of disintegrated rock or soil due to gravitational forces stones and earth slowly slip down the slopes by soil creep
- ▪ the gradual deformation of a plastic solid under stress metals and ceramics can also exhibit creep
- ▪ gradual bulging of the floor of a mine owing to pressure on the pillars the mines were unworkable because of creep