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  • 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
    the traffic moved at a creep
  • 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

  • I think that that's mission creep.
  • How does boxing creep back into the cultural consciousness after a five-year dizzy spell? Easy.
  • Westerwelle is determined to avoid mission creep in Afghanistan.
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  • Brenden Morrow in 940 News
    Doubt starts to creep in a little bit,Morrow said. "We've got a couple of days here to let that sink in."
  • Ashley Giles in ic Wales
    We've got a serious problem and it will only get worse,Giles told the Daily Mail. "I was aware of it before but it has become more obvious to me since taking this coaching job. We've let this situation creep up on us so that it has reached...
  • Nicklas Lidstrom in
    We said even after the first period we have to start slowly and creep back into this game,Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said. "Go one goal at a time, and just wait for our opportunities, not sway away from our game plan. I thought in...

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