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

Translation of creep in German:

intransitive verb crept Pronunciation: / krept /

  • 1 (move timidly, slowly, stealthily) creep and crawl
    creeping Jesus (British English)
    Scheinheilige, der/die
    [figurative] (develop gradually) See examples: creeping inflation/sickness
    schleichende Inflation/Krankheit
    (insinuate oneself/itself unobserved) See examples:creep into something
    sich in etwas Akk. einschleichen
  • 2make somebody's flesh creep
    jemandem eine Gänsehaut über den Rücken jagen
    the thought made my flesh creep
    bei dem Gedanken lief mir eine Gänsehaut über den Rücken

noun in pl.

  • 1 [colloquial]give somebody the creeps
    jemandem nicht [ganz] geheuer sein
  • 2 [colloquial]
    (person) [colloquial] [derogatory]
  • 3
    Kriechen, das

Phrasal verbs

creep in

intransitive verb
[sich] hinein-/hereinschleichen
[figurative] (Irrtum, Enttäuschung usw.)
sich einschleichen

creep on

intransitive verb time is creeping on
die Zeit verrinnt [unaufhaltsam]

creep up

intransitive verb
sich anschleichen
creep up on somebody
sich an jemanden anschleichen
für jemanden langsam näher rücken

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