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English definition of “creep”

creep

verb     /kriːp/ (past tense and past participle crept)
creep along/in/out, etc to move very quietly and carefully : I crept out of the room .Moving to avoid being seen
creep across/in/into, etc to gradually start to exist or appear : Problems were beginning to creep into their relationship .Starting and beginningStarting again
creep along/down/through, etc to move somewhere very slowly : The convoy crept along in the darkness .Slow and moving slowly
(Definition of creep verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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