AskDefine | Define creeping

Dictionary Definition

creeping n : a slow creeping mode of locomotion (on hands and knees or dragging the body); "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep" [syn: crawl, crawling, creep]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

creeping
  1. present participle of creep

Extensive Definition

Creep may refer to:
  • Creep (deformation), a materials deformation process that can lead to mechanical failure
  • Downhill creep, the slow progression of rock down a low grade slope
  • Fault creep, a slow steady movement along an earthquake fault
  • Creep (project management), the jeopardizing of a project's initial objectives by an increase in overall objectives
  • Creep, advancing of a railway wheel more or less than is expected from rolling, without large-scale slip
  • Creap, a brand of powdered milk substitute popular in Japan
In entertainment:
CREEP may stand for:

See also

creeping in German: Creep
creeping in French: Creep (homonymie)
creeping in Japanese: クリープ (曖昧さ回避)
creeping in Slovak: Creep

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

all fours, ambling, amphibian, anguine, atiptoe, atmospherics, batrachian, blaring, blasting, blind spot, cautious, cautiousness, circumspect, circumspection, claudicant, colubriform, crawl, crawling, creep, creeping like snail, crocodilian, deliberate, deliberateness, deliberation, drawl, drift, easy, fade-out, fading, faltering, flagging, foot-dragging, froggy, gentle, gradual, gumshoeing, halting, hobbled, hobbling, honeycombed, idle, idleness, indolence, indolent, inertia, inertness, interference, languid, languor, languorous, laziness, lazy, leisureliness, leisurely, lentitude, lentor, limping, lizardlike, lumbering, moderate, nightwalking, noise, on all fours, on tippytoe, on tiptoe, ophidian, padding, permeated, pokiness, poking, poky, prowling, pussyfooting, reception, relaxed, reluctance, reluctant, repent, reptant, reptatorial, reptile, reptilelike, reptilian, reptiliform, reptiloid, saturated, sauntering, saurian, scrabble, scramble, serpentiform, serpentile, serpentine, serpentlike, serpentoid, shot through, shuffling, sidling, slack, slackness, slinking, slithering, sloth, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, slowness, sluggardy, sluggish, sluggishness, snail-paced, snaillike, snakelike, snaking, snaky, sneaking, staggering, static, stealing, strolling, swarming, teeming, tentative, tentativeness, tippytoe, tiptoe, tiptoeing, toadish, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unhurried, viperiform, viperish, viperlike, viperoid, viperous, vipery, waddling, worming
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