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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREEP

Your flesh has never been made to creep: but the cockles of your heart have been warmed.

After a long wait the sergeant suggested that they creep away.

How do I suffer this passion to creep imperceptibly upon me?

They creep about with beds, and go to bed in miles of deserted houses.

I am going to dress myself in the seals skin, and creep along the ice.

They did not creep far, before they stopped and stood upright.

He covered the crab with its shell and taught it how to creep.

I saw them creep over, and knew that we had not a dollar left to live on.

He was aroused by the cold that had begun to creep down his back.

But an invisible being, that could creep upon him and strike unseen!

WORD ORIGIN

Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CREEP

cretin

nounobnoxious stupid person
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