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n. Informal
1. One, such as a spider, insect, or worm, that crawls.
2. creepy-crawlies A sensation of fear, repugnance, or nervous agitation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creepy-crawlies - feelings of dislike and anxiety; "the cave gave me the creepy-crawlies"
dislike - a feeling of aversion or antipathy; "my dislike of him was instinctive"
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