creeping


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creep·ing

 (krē′pĭng)
adj.
1. Developing gradually over a period of time: "a creeping sense of cultural dread" (Andrew Sullivan).
2. Botany Having stems that creep along the ground and root at intervals.

creeping

(ˈkriːpɪŋ)
adj
1. (Botany) (of a plant) having a stem that grows horizontally along the ground and throws out roots at intervals
2. censorious (of a process or change) happening slowly and stealthily, without being noticed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creeping - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the bodycreeping - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body; "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
Translations

creeping

[ˈkriːpɪŋ]
A. ADJ (Med etc) → progresivo; [barrage] → móvil
B. CPD creeping inflation Ninflación f progresiva

creeping

[ˈkriːpɪŋ] adj (plant) → rampicante
creeping paralysis → paralisi f progressiva
References in classic literature ?
And it is like a woman stooping down and creeping about behind that pattern.
It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.
I see her on that long road under the trees, creeping along, and when a carriage comes she hides under the blackberry vines.
But on this night Saxon did not win to sleep quickly; the little creeping mother came and went; and in the intervals the face of Billy, with the cloud-drifted, sullen, handsome eyes, burned against her eyelids.
The circling of the stars, growing slower and slower, had given place to creeping points of light.
I moved on a hundred years, and there was the same red sun--a little larger, a little duller--the same dying sea, the same chill air, and the same crowd of earthy crustacea creeping in and out among the green weed and the red rocks.
For a minute perhaps I stared aghast at this blackness that was creeping over the day, and then I realized that an eclipse was beginning.
Now a dozen warriors were sent creeping ahead to reconnoiter.
Then I heard the slow, deliberate sound creeping towards me again.
And now, as the two stood frozen in terror, I saw the author of that fearsome sound creeping stealthily into view.
Has he not been creeping up that stalk these three days?
Suddenly the door opened, and a woman as old as the hills, who supported herself on crutches, came creeping out.