[ kreeps ]
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noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of the bones in sheep and cattle that causes pain in walking, resulting from a deficiency of phosphorus in the diet.

Origin of creeps

So called from the effect on the animal's gait; see creep, -s3

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British Dictionary definitions for creeps


/ (kriːps) /

pl n
  1. the creeps informal a feeling of fear, repulsion, disgust, etc

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