动词过去式:crept 过去分词:crept 现在分词:creeping 第三人称单数:creeps
v (pt, pp crept)
1 [Ipr, Ip] move slowly, quietly or stealthily, esp crouching low 慢慢地、悄悄地或偷偷地移动（尤指弯着腰走）
*The cat crept silently towards the bird. 那只猫一声不响地接近那只鸟.
* She crept up to him from behind. 她从後面蹑手蹑脚地走近他.
* The thief crept along the corridor. 那个贼偷偷摸摸地穿过走廊.
* (fig 比喻) A feeling of drowsiness crept over him. 他不禁感到昏昏欲睡.
* (fig 比喻) Old age creeps up on you (ie approaches you stealthily) before you realize it. 人不知不觉地就变老了. =>Usage at prowl 用法见prowl.
2 [I, Ipr, Ip] (of plants) grow along the ground, up walls, etc （指植物）蔓生, 匍匐, 攀附
*Ivy had crept up the castle walls. 常春藤爬上了城堡的围墙.
* a creeping vine 蔓生的葡萄树.
3 (idm 习语) make one's/sb's flesh crawl/creep => flesh.
1 (infml derog 口, 贬) person who tries to win sb's favour by always agreeing with him, doing things for him, etc 溜须拍马的人.
2 (idm 习语) give sb the `creeps (infml 口)
(a) (of fear or horror) cause an unpleasant sensation in the skin, as if things are creeping over it （指恐惧或憎恶）毛骨悚然, 汗毛直竖, 起鸡皮疙瘩.
(b) make sb feel extreme dislike; repel sb 使某人厌恶或反感
*I don't like him
*he gives me the creeps. 我不喜欢他, 他这人很讨厌.
1. Nevertheless, I managed to creep down into the living-room for two days before anyone found me out. 尽管如此，我已两天在没人知晓的情况下，蹑手蹑脚地进入起居室。
2. Nevertheless, I managed to creep down into the living room for two days before anyone found me out. 不过开头两天我还是成功地蹑手蹑脚地来到楼下起居室，被谁也没发现。
3. Upon leaving Paris, trains will whistle along at an approximate speed of 186 miles per hour until they go underground, but will creep along as slow as 50 miles per hour behind local trains the last 68 miles to London. 火车离开巴黎，呼啸着以大约186英里的时速驶入地下，行至距伦敦68英里处的时候，却只能跟在当地的火车后面，以每小时50英里的速度慢慢爬行。
4. One bad winter we watched the river creep up the lower meadows. 有一年冬天，天气不好，我们眼看着河水浸没了地势较低的草场。
5. Look at Milton's daughters arranging his cushions and blankets before they silently creep away, so he can create poetry. 瞧瞧弥尔顿的女儿们：她们为他准备好垫子和毯子，然后蹑手蹑脚地走开，以便他能创作诗歌。