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creep
British English: /kriːp/
American English: /krip/

Translation of creep in French:

noun

(informal)

intransitive verb prét, pp crept

  • 1 (furtively)to creep in/out
    entrer/sortir à pas de loup
    to creep behind/under something
    se glisser derrière/sous quelque chose
  • 2 [figurative]a threatening tone had crept into his voice
    petit à petit il avait pris un ton menaçant
    a blush crept over her face
    le rouge lui est monté au visage
  • 3 (slowly)to creep forward ou along
    (vehicle)
    avancer lentement

Idioms

[informal]
to give somebody the creeps

donner la chair de poule à quelqu'un

Phrasal verbs

creep in

1.1
(wrong note, error, influence)
se glisser
1.2
(feeling, prejudice)

creep over

creep over [somebody]
(feeling)

creep through

1 creep through [somebody]
s'insinuer en
2 creep through [something]
s'insinuer dans

creep up

creep up
(inflation, debt, unemployment)
to creep up on somebody
[literal]
s'approcher de quelqu'un à pas de loup
[figurative]
prendre quelqu'un par surprise

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