creeping

  • 1Creeping — Creep ing, a. 1. Crawling, or moving close to the ground. Every creeping thing. Gen. vi. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils. [1913 Webster] Casements lined with… …

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  • 2creeping — creep‧ing [ˈkriːpɪŋ] adjective [only before a noun] disapproving gradually becoming stronger and gaining more influence, but so slowly that people do not notice: • legislation that paved the way for the creeping privatisation of the health… …

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  • 3Creeping — Creep Creep (kr[=e]p), v. t. [imp. {Crept} (kr[e^]pt) ({Crope} (kr[=o]p), Obs.); p. p. {Crept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Creeping}.] [OE. crepen, creopen, AS. cre[ o]pan; akin to D. kruipen, G. kriechen, Icel. krjupa, Sw. krypa, Dan. krybe. Cf. {Cripple} …

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  • 4creeping — ● creep ou creeping nom masculin (anglais to creep, ramper, ou creeping, reptation) Lente descente du sol, consistant en une infinité de petits déplacements des particules meubles, les unes par rapport aux autres, sous l effet de la pesanteur et… …

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  • 5creeping — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In the act of creeping] Syn. crawling, worming, squirming, writhing, wriggling, slithering, groveling, crouching, cowering, quailing, slinking, skulking, inching, dragging, lagging, shambling, limping, faltering, shuffling …

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  • 6creeping — creep|ing [ kripıŋ ] adjective 1. ) happening very slowly so that people do not notice: creeping privatization 2. ) creeping plants grow along the ground …

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  • 7creeping — UK [ˈkriːpɪŋ] / US [ˈkrɪpɪŋ] adjective 1) happening very slowly so that people do not notice creeping privatization 2) creeping plants grow along the ground …

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  • 8creeping — adjective Date: 14th century developing or advancing by slow imperceptible degrees < a period of creeping inflation > …

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  • 9creeping — creep·ing (krēʹpĭng) adj. Developing gradually over a period of time: “a creeping sense of cultural dread” (Andrew Sullivan). * * * …

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  • 10creeping — adj. Creeping is used with these nouns: ↑dread …

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  • 11creeping — Synonyms 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&#8230; …

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  • 12creeping — valkšnumas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Kietojo kūno savybė plastiškai deformuotis nuo pastovios ilgalaikės apkrovos arba įtempių. atitikmenys: angl. creep; creeping vok. Kriechdehnung, f; Kriechen, n rus.&#8230; …

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  • 13creeping — valkšnumas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kietojo kūno savybė plastiškai deformuotis nuo ilgalaikės nuolatinės apkrovos. atitikmenys: angl. creep; creeping rus. крип; ползучесть …

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  • 14creeping — valkšnumas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. creep; creepage; creeping vok. Kriechdehnung, f; Kriechen, n rus. ползучесть, f pranc. fluage, m …

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  • 15creeping — creep·ing || krɪːpɪŋ adj. sneaking, slithering, crawling; climbing, growing upward n. sneaking, slithering, crawling, wriggling kriːp n. person who makes one s skin crawl (Slang) v. crawl; climb; sneak, move along quietly and slowly …

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  • 16creeping in — sneaking in, infiltrating …

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  • 17creeping — a. 1. Crawling. 2. Fawning, sycophantic. 3. (Bot.) Growing on the ground or on supports …

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  • 18creeping —   Colloquial for procumbent or prostrate.   Cf. erect …

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  • 19creeping — adj 1. crawling, crawling on all fours; vermicular, squirming, wriggling, wiggling, Zool. rep tant. 2. slow, dragging, plodding, snail like, dawdling; lagging, trailing, tardy, dilatory. 3. cowering, crouching, cringing; groveling, reptilian,&#8230; …

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  • 20creeping — noun a slow 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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑creep, ↑ …

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