Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “creep in/creep into sth”

See all translations

creep in/creep into sth

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with creep   /kriːp/ (crept, crept) us  
mainly UK If mistakes creep in or creep into a piece of text, they are included despite efforts not to include them: A few mistakes always creep in during the editing process. One or two typing errors crept into the report. to gradually start to be noticeable: Doubts began to creep into my mind about the likely success of the project.
(Definition of creep in/creep into sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of creep in/creep into sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “creep in/creep into sth” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More