- To move slowly and quietly, or with the body close to the ground.
- To move in a stealthy or furtive manner.
- To cause someone to feel fear or unease.
From middle english crepen, from old english crepian ("to creep"), from proto-germanic *krepijaną ("to creep"), from proto-indo-european *grep- ("to scratch, scrap.e")
- The cat crept across the floor.
- The thief crept into the house.
- The shadows crept across the room.
- The idea crept into his mind.
- The fear crept over her.