creeping creeping  /ˈkri pɪŋ/


  • (n) a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body



  1. Less than 100 days before the start of the Summer Olympics, a creeping sense of unease pervades Beijing.
  2. It was a week of creeping suspense.
  3. It was called the creeping coup.


  1. BoE's McCafferty flags higher inflation expectations

    LONDON (Reuters) - Some measures of British inflation expectations suggest doubts are creeping in about the Bank of England's commitment to keeping a lid on price growth, a top policymaker said on Friday. Ian McCafferty, one of nine members of the bank's rate-setting committee, said it was "certainly not the case" that the Bank was more tolerant of inflation. "In this environment, I believe it ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Athlon Sports' 2013 All-SEC team

    As the offseason grinds on and the days get hotter, we're slowly creeping closer and closer to the 2013 football season. With every day that ticks down until the start of a new, glorious football season, we're seeing more preseason predictions. It's the time for all the prognosticators to get their thoughts and forecasts out there. We'll even take part in all the fun soon enough ... but that's a ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. Blake James has his dream job at Miami

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The negativity began creeping in slowly, then in great waves, once the NCAA ruled and reality settled in like stifling summer smog all around. Miami would never be back. Not with these sanctions. It was 1995. Blake James worked in the University of Miami ticket office. He wanted to plug his ears and shut his eyes to the negativity, to stop listening to the doubters. But he ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "We are playing one of the best sides in the world at the moment on [their] home soil and they don't come much bigger than this," said Gatland. "But we are determined and there is a quiet self-belief creeping through the squad at the moment...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Warren Gatland Source: The Guardian

  2. "Following the death of a Paris Saint-Germain FC supporter last year and the rioting of Feyenoord fans in Nancy, this latest episode further deepens our concern about violence creeping back into the game," Platini said. "We must now work...
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Michel Platini Source:

  3. "We cannot be unconcerned by the fact that NATO military infrastructure is creeping up to our borders," Lavrov told a news conference after the meeting. "They are still looking for an enemy."
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: International Herald Tribune

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