['kriːpɪŋ] or ['kripɪŋ]
(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Creep
(a.) Crawling, or moving close to the ground.
(a.) Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Crawling.. Fawning, sycophantic.. (Bot.) Growing on the ground or on supports.
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- Fellow Travellers In the autumn of the year, Darkness and Night were creeping up to the highest ridges of the Alps. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Presently Charley came creeping back to my side and said, Oh, don't cry, if you please, miss. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- The brute tried to force an entrance; but presently this ceased, and again she heard the great pads creeping stealthily around the cabin. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Creeping on where time has been, A rare old plant is the Ivy green. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- She thought of the wood, and stole towards it, heedless of long grass and briers: of worms, snails, and slugs, and all the creeping things that be. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- Cassy lit a small lamp, and creeping round under the eaves, they established themselves in it. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Resolute, however, to rejoin him, I penetrated the living barrier, creeping under where I could not get between or over. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- The Venetian and Genoese ships were creeping round to Antwerp, and the Hansa town seamen were coming south and extending their range. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- They are pretty, innocent-looking little creatures, but the sight of them creeping about a man's body is for some reason not pleasant to me. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- Life is creeping out of the water. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- The underlying churchyard was already settling into deep dim shade, and the shade was creeping up to the housetops among which they sat. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- How creeping and deadly that fear which could bow down the truthful Margaret to falsehood! Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- The worm does not work more surely on the dead body, than does this slow creeping fire upon the living frame. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- To watch this schism creeping across the brave beginnings of Islam is like watching a case of softening of the brain. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Now, I'm blest if I understand you, Governors Both,' said the informer, in a creeping manner: propitiating both, though only one had spoken. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.