American English

Definition of creep noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (informal) a person that you dislike very much and find very unpleasant He's a nasty little creep!
  2. 2[uncountable] (in compounds) (often disapproving) the development of a project beyond the goal that was originally agreed The World Bank has been accused of mission creep when seeking to address these concerns.
  3. Idioms
    give somebody the creeps (informal)
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    to make someone feel nervous and slightly frightened, especially because someone or something is unpleasant or strange This old house gives me the creeps.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: creep