- vi. 爬行；蔓延；慢慢地移动；起鸡皮疙瘩
- n. 爬行；毛骨悚然的感觉；谄媚者
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- creep: [OE] Creep is an ancient verb, which has been traced back to Indo–European *greub-. This was the source also of Dutch kriupen and Swedish krypa ‘creep’, and of Lithuanian grubineti ‘stumble’, and links have been suggested with English cripple. The related Indo-European *greug- produced German kriechen ‘creep’.
- creep (v.)
- Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupan (cognates: Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), perhaps from a PIE root *g(e)r- "crooked" [Watkins]. Related: Crept; creeping.
- creep (n.)
- "a creeping motion," 1818, from creep (v.). Meaning "despicable person" is 1935, American English slang, perhaps from earlier sense of "sneak thief" (1914). Creeper "a gilded rascal" is recorded from c. 1600, and the word also was used of certain classes of thieves, especially those who robbed customers in brothels. The creeps "a feeling of dread or revulsion" first attested 1849, in Dickens.
- 1. The desire to be a mother may creep up on you unexpectedly.
- 2. I would creep in and with stealthy footsteps explore the second-floor.
- 3. Back I go to the hotel and creep up to my room.
- 4. It makes my flesh creep to think of it.
- 5. They'll creep up on you while you're asleep.
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