soil creep


noun Geology.

creep of soil on even slopes; often accelerated by spring freeze-and-thaw or general periglacial conditions.Compare creep(def 22a).

Origin of soil creep

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for soil creep

soil creep

noun

the gradual downhill movement, under the force of gravity, of soil and loose rock material on a slope
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