creeped vs crept : Common Errors in English

About creeped vs crept

The standard past tense of “creep” is “crept.” “Creeped” is used mostly in the slang expression “creeped out” to describe the reaction of someone to something weird or disgusting.

crept Meaning(s)

  • (n) someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
  • (n) a slow longitudinal movement or deformation
  • (n) a pen that is fenced so that young animals can enter but adults cannot
  • (n) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
  • (v) move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
  • (v) to go stealthily or furtively
  • (v) grow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)
  • (v) show submission or fear

creeped in News

  1. 'Gremlins' Star 30 Years Later

    LOS ANGELES – It has been almost three decades since 1984’s Steven Spielberg-produced “Gremlins” creeped into theaters and earned cult status, spawning a mammoth merchandising campaign hawking everything from video games and Gizmo dolls to breakfast cereals and trading cards.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Fox News

  2. New Kinect can track you so well ... you may not want it in your house

    Having spent time with Microsoft's new Kinect sensor on the Xbox One, I am massively impressed — and thoroughly creeped out. The device is everything the company boasted and more, and the idea of that all-seeing eye watching me at all times is enough to make me question whether I actually want one in my living room.As Microsoft explained when it was announced, the Kinect uses a new method of ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Myth or monster? The methods behind finding Bigfoot

    There are many names given to this cross-cultural phenomenon: In Asian countries, it’s Gin-Sung; Wendigo in Algonquian; Canadians call it Sasquatch; for years, Bigfoot has creeped into bedtime lore from around the world – even in Somerset County.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Tribune-Democrat

crept in News

  1. Top Story

    Please login to view the requested resource. HARRISONBURG — A nationwide scam that tries to con business owners out of $125 and risks their eligibility as a corporation has crept into the area.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

  2. Red Sox-Rays Preview

    The Boston Red Sox continue to use late-inning drama to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays, and some extra tension seems to have crept into this AL East rivalry.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Goldschmidt creeping up NL voting leaderboard

    Paul Goldschmidt has crept up on the National League's All-Star ballot at first base and now is second behind Joey Votto of the Reds. In the latest voting released by Major League Baseball on Sunday, Votto has 1,569,477 votes and Goldschmidt is at 928,647.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Arizona Diamondbacks

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