Part of speech:
Providing or producing an abundance:
Developing gradually over a period of time:
To raise the bristles:
(Biol.) Creeping or crawling
Creeping; moving on the belly, or by means of small and short legs.
Varying in accordance with given conditions
The action of moving slowly on the hands or knees or dragging the body along the ground.
The definition of a creep is the act of moving slowly or is slang for a scary or odd person who is unpleasant or repulsive.
To shrink and tremble, as from someone's anger, threats, or blows; cringe
To cringe is to draw back or to move your face or body in order to shrink from danger or fear.
To show affection in a solicitous or exaggerated way
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To be covered or flooded with a liquid:
(--- Slang) To hit with the fist
To confine in or as if in a pen.
Lag is defined as to stay behind or fall behind
Inch is defined as to slowly move closer.
To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge:
To feel or exhibit signs of humiliation or embarrassment.
To move to and fro with a twisting, writhing motion; twist and turn; squirm
To be or increase in great numbers:
To flow over the brim or edge of
(Intransitive) To be present or available in large numbers; to be plentiful. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
To move in a manner suggestive of a worm.
To be afraid of; dread
To stir the emotions:
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