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verb (used with object), creep-fed, creep-feed·ing.
  1. to feed (animals) in a creep feeder.
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Origin of creep-feed

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for creep-feeding


  1. the practice of feeding young farm animals (esp piglets, calves, and lambs) in a sectioned-off part of their indoor environment, in order to prevent the mother from gaining access to the food
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