Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREEPED

It creeped and crawled among the wagons and carts and horses to Smithfield street.

And Uncle Dick chased it, and nen it unwinded itself and creeped under a big rock.

Then I summoned almost superhuman strength, and creeped up the stairs and out into the court.

I creeped into the cave, with a candle, the way I used to do.

Every tree-stem I knew by touch of hand, and in my youth I had creeped into every hidie hole that would hold a squirrel.

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.