Carrying his Steyr Daimler rifle, Ali creeps through the dark corridors of an abandoned house.
The Daily Beast's Alex Klein correctly paints this as a battle between creeps on one side and creeps on the other.
She called father and son The creeps, or just Them, as in “I want to see them brought out feet first.”
From creeps and trolls to hoaxes and hackers, these are the things that made us want to say sayonara to the Interwebs this year.
As the Dow creeps up, much maligned day traders are coming out of the closet again.
It creeps along the ground, the shoots sending out roots as they proceed, and is usually found on dry sandy banks.
He creeps up to the sheep on th' hillside, chases 'em, and doons one.
Then he creeps behind them and blows softly upon their necks till their heads begin to droop.
Every week it creeps a little higher, now she cannot even move her hand.
They flies and creeps and crawls, slippery-like; and they cries and calls.
Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.
"a creeping motion," 1818, from creep (v.). Meaning "despicable person" is 1935, American English slang, perhaps from earlier sense of "sneak thief" (1914). Creeper "a gilded rascal" is recorded from c.1600, and the word also was used of certain classes of thieves, especially those who robbed customers in brothels. The creeps "a feeling of dread or revulsion" first attested 1849, in Dickens.
A disgusting and obnoxious person; crud, jerk, nerd •An isolated 1886 use seems to refer specifically to a cringing sycophant rather than a generally repulsive person: The man is nothing but a creep/ poets loyal to Blake and Whitman, the ''holy creeps''/ How to spend our money on making some creepo more creative in the growing world of weirdness
[first form 1930s+ students, second 1950s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr one who makes one's flesh creep;perhaps generalized fr one who cringes and curries favor]