crept crept  /ˈkrɛpt/

Definition(s):

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

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When Hillary Clinton edged Obama in this year's New Hampshire primary despite data that showed Obama leading some suspected the Bradley effect had crept back into play.
  2. The book showed that in France, socialism has not crept; it has galloped.
  3. The fantasy craze has even crept into our educational system.

News

  1. Burglar sexually assaults woman in Gaithersburg

    Masked man crept through a window of a Gaithersburg home
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Chris Walker’s eligibility a major question mark

    Much has been made of the powerhouse front court that Florida has heading into the 2013-2014 season, but over the last couple of months, some doubt has slowly but surely crept up as to whether or not the Gators will end up having the nation’s best crop of big men. It starts with health issues.…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc

  3. 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

Quotes

  1. "Our politics fuels and exploits . . . division across all races and regions, across gender and party," Obama said. "It is played out on television. It is sensationalized by the media. And last week, it even crept into the campaign for...
    on Jan 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "I think that's crept into all of us a little bit," Dallas captain Brenden Morrow said Sunday. "It's building. We're getting a little more of that feeling. None of us will be content just to make a series out of it. We want to win this...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Brenden Morrow Source: KAALtv.com

  3. "Yeah, the doubt definitely crept in my freshman year," Roy said, chuckling. "I thought, 'Man, I'll never have that chance.'"
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Brandon Roy Source: ESPN

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