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creep

US [krip]
UK [kriːp]
  • v.爬行;蔓延;悄悄地缓慢行进;蹑手蹑脚地移动
  • n.讨厌鬼;讨好卖乖的人;谄媚奉承的人;马屁精
  • abbr.(=Committee for the Reelection of the President)(美国)支持总统连任委员会
  • Web蠕变;潜变;蠕动
Past Tense:crept  Simple Present:creeps  Present Participle:creeping  
creep
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v.
1.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
悄悄地缓慢行进;蹑手蹑脚地移动to move slowly, quietly and carefully, because you do not want to be seen or heard
I crept up the stairs, trying not to wake my parents.
为了尽量不吵醒父母,我蹑手蹑脚地上了楼。
2.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
匍匐行进;爬行to move with your body close to the ground; to move slowly on your hands and knees
3.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
非常缓慢地行进;不知不觉产生;渐渐出现to move or develop very slowly
Her arms crept around his neck.
她的双臂慢慢地搂住了他的脖子。
A slight feeling of suspicion crept over me.
我渐渐地产生了一丝疑虑。
4.
[i]
(+ adv./prep.)
蔓生;蔓延to grow along the ground or up walls using long stems or roots
5.
[i]
(informal)
~ (to sb)
谄媚;巴结;拍马屁to be too friendly or helpful to sb in authority in a way that is not sincere, especially in order to get an advantage from them
n.
1.
[c]
(informal)
讨厌鬼a person that you dislike very much and find very unpleasant
He's a nasty little creep!
他这小子真让人讨厌!
2.
[c]
(informal)
讨好卖乖的人;谄媚奉承的人;马屁精a person who is not sincere but tries to win your approval by being nice to you
3.
[u]
(对既定目标的)偏离the development of a project beyond the goal that was originally agreed
The World Bank has been accused of mission creep when seeking to address these concerns.
世界银行被指控在寻求处理这些重大事务时偏离使命。
The inclusion of health data on identity cards was condemned as function creep .
在身份证中包含健康资料被谴责为超出功能范围。
IDM
give sb the creeps
(informal)
吓人;使惊慌;使心里发毛to make sb feel nervous and slightly frightened, especially because sb/sth is unpleasant or strange

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