To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl.
- To move with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees.
- To move stealthily or cautiously.
- To move or proceed very slowly: Traffic creeps at that hour.
- Botany To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
- Botany To grow horizontally under the ground, as the rhizomes of many plants.
- To slip out of place; shift gradually.
- To have a tingling sensation, made by or as if by things moving stealthily: a moan that made my flesh creep.
- The act of creeping; a creeping motion or progress.
- Slang An annoyingly unpleasant or repulsive person.
- A slow flow of metal when under high temperature or great pressure.
- A slow change in a characteristic of electronic equipment, such as a decrease in power with continued usage.
- Geology The slow movement of rock debris and soil down a weathered slope.
- Informal A sensation of fear or repugnance, as if things were crawling on one's skin: That house gives me the creeps.