verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of seep
Examples from the Web for seep
Freedom will seep into the bedrock as we rediscover our backbone.
In other words, take a minute to really be conscious of the emotion, instead of just letting it seep in.Send Bin Laden the Bill: Dakota Meyer on His Return From Afghanistan|Dakota Meyer|September 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And it takes time for world events to seep into the culture.The Inadvertent Roman-a-Clef: Not Writing a Novel About Daniel Pearl|Joshua Henkin|July 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
All that needed to be added was time: time for the past to seep into future memory and take root there.Geoff Dyer's 'The Missing of the Somme' Reconsidered|Louisa Thomas|November 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Petraeus allowed no daylight to seep in between himself and the president.
Then the brook can carry away the dish-water without having it seep into the ground and find its way to mingle with the pool.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He's speaking quite bluffy, but even so I can tell that the uneasiness is beginning to seep into his ankles.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
There were no sounds but the seep of sand, the moan of wind, the mourn of wolf.The U.P. Trail|Zane Grey
If we put the water under the pressure, with the hydraulic system, and let it seep into the chamber at a set rate—it might work!Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!|Warner Van Lorne
The tendency is no sooner blocked along one channel than it begins to seep through another.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
British Dictionary definitions for seep
Word Origin for seep
Word Origin and History for seep
1790, variant of sipe (c.1500), possibly from Old English sipian "to seep," from Proto-Germanic *sip- (cf. Middle High German sifen, Dutch sijpelen "to ooze"), from PIE root *seib- "to pour out, drip, trickle" (see soap (n.)). Related: Seeped; seeping.