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"creep" in American English

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creepverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /krip/
(past tense and past participle crept  /krept/ ) to move quietly and carefully, usually in order to avoid being noticed: I crept around the corner, hoping my brother wouldn’t see me.
(past tense and past participle crept) to move very slowly: We were creeping along in rush-hour traffic.
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creepnoun [C]

 us   /krip/ slang
  • creep noun [C] (PERSON)

a person you think is unpleasant and to be avoided: That guy upstairs is such a creep.
(Definition of creep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"creep" in British English

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creepverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /kriːp/  us   /kriːp/ (crept, crept)

creepnoun

uk   /kriːp/  us   /kriːp/ informal
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"creep" in Business English

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creepverb [I]

uk   us   /kriːp/
to change very slowly, especially to increase: Fuel prices dropped in April, but they are starting to creep higher now.

creepnoun [U]

uk   us   /kriːp/
slow and gradual change, especially when something increases: Gasoline price creep has been noticeable recently. The economic crisis now has a new dimension: the steady creep of inflation.
(Definition of creep from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“creep” in Business English

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