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creepy-crawly

noun [C] uk   /ˌkriː.piˈkrɔː.li/  us   /-ˈkrɑː.li/ informal
a small insect that gives you a feeling of fear and dislike
Translations of “creepy-crawly”
in Korean 벌레…
in Arabic زاحِف مُرعِب…
in Portuguese bicho rastejante, inseto horripilante…
in Catalan cuca…
in Japanese はって歩く虫…
in Italian piccolo insetto, bestiolina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人害怕的爬蟲,討厭的小蟲子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人害怕的爬虫,讨厌的小虫子…
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