creeping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

creep +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

creeping

  1. Present participle of creep.

Noun[edit]

creeping (plural creepings)

  1. The act of something that creeps.
    • 1824, Timothy Dwight, Theology, Explained and Defended in a Series of Sermons
      It is indubitably certain, therefore, that he is able to attend, and actually attends, to all things at the same moment; to the motions of a seed, or a leaf, or an atom; to the creepings of a worm, the flutterings of an insect, and the journeys of a mite []