Meaning of creeping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkriːpɪŋ/

See synonyms for creeping on


  • 1(of a plant) growing along the ground or other surface by means of extending stems or branches.

    • ‘creeping ivy can do damage to the wall surface’
  • 2(of a negative characteristic or fact) occurring or developing gradually and almost imperceptibly.

    ‘a creeping sense of dread’
    • ‘the creeping onset of crass commercialism’