creeping definition

  • adjective:
    • Developing gradually over a period of time: "a creeping sense of cultural dread” ( Andrew Sullivan).
    • Crawling, or moving near to the surface.
    • Developing along, and clinging to, the bottom, or even a wall, etc., in the form of rootlets or tendrils.
  • verb:
    • provide participle of creep.
  • noun:
    • In submarine work, the act of dragging with creepers or grapnels to recuperate a lost object.
    • Stalking or still-hunting, as for moose or deer.
    • Motion for the rails of a railroad in the direction of traffic, due to a number of reasons.
    • The slide of a belt or line that is driving one pulley from another: because of working or elasticity when you look at the belt or line.
    • In electricity, the slow drifting or moving of a musical instrument or meter at no load, considering inaccurate modification or even to a slow modification for the suspension system.
    • In geology, same as creep, 5.
    • a slow mode of locomotion on fingers and knees or dragging your body

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