creep

creep(
krip
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to move slowly in order to avoid detection)
a. deslizarse
A weird creature came out of the bushes and started to creep toward me.Una criatura extraña salió de los arbustos y empezó a deslizarse hacia mí.
The children heard steps approaching and crept under the bed.Los niños oyeron los pasos que se acercaban y se deslizaron debajo de la cama.
b. arrastrarse
The caterpillar crept across the leaf.La oruga se arrastraba por encima de la hoja.
2. (to move stealthily)
a. deslizarse sigilosamente
They weren't paying attention and I crept out of the room.No hacían caso y me deslicé sigilosamente fuera de la habitación.
3. (to move slowly; often used with "along" or "forward")
a. avanzar despacio
The car crept along, stalled, and then died.El carro avanzó despacio, se paró y se le apagó el motor.
4. (to grow)
a. trepar (plant)
Over the years, the ivy had crept up the side of the wall.En el transcurso de los años, la hiedra había trepado por el muro.
5. (to progress inexorably)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Light came into the room as morning crept forward.La luz iluminaba la habitación a medida que avanzaba la mañana.
The waters crept up to the height of the window.Las aguas fueron subiendo poco a poco hasta la altura de la ventana.
6. (to invade)
a. invadir
A feeling of suspicion crept over me.Me invadió un sentimiento de sospecha.
7. (to occur imperceptibly)
a. deslizarse
I still don't understand how so many mistakes could creep into the text.Todavía no entiendo cómo se deslizaron tantos errores en el texto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(detestable person)
a. el asqueroso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la asquerosa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I can't tolerate his mere presence. He's a creep.No soporto su mera presencia. Es un asqueroso.
b. la alimaña
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Her husband was a creep and made her life impossible.Su marido era una alimaña y le hizo la vida imposible.
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(person who grovels) (United Kingdom)
a. el adulador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la aduladora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There's a creep in every office. That bloke who wants to be the boss's best friend.En toda oficina hay un adulador. Ese tipo que quiere ser el mejor amigo del jefe.
b. el arrastrado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la arrastrada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Paula always agrees with everyone. She's kind of a creep.Paula siempre está de acuerdo con todos. A mí me parece una arrastrada.
c. el chupamedias
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la chupamedias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
You don't have to be a creep to get on with our boss.No hace falta ser un chupamedias para llevarse bien con nuestra jefa.
d. el lambiscón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la lambiscona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I'm not trying to be a creep. I just want to do my job properly.No estoy intentando ser lambiscona. Solo quiero hacer bien mi trabajo.
e. el lambón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la lambona
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Panama
(Panama)
He volunteered to tidy up the classroom. He's such a creep.Se ofreció voluntario para ordenar la clase. Es un lambón.
f. el pelota
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la pelota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
That creep always has the boss's coffee ready when he arrives.Esa pelota siempre le tiene el café preparado al jefe cuando llega.
creeps
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(uneasy feeling)
a. los escalofríos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
These anonymous letters give me the creeps.Estas cartas anónimas me dan escalofríos.
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creep
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (unpleasant person)
a. el asqueroso(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la asqueroso(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (obsequious person) (United Kingdom)
a. el pelota
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la pelota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
b. el arrastrado(a)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la arrastrado(a)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
c. el lambiscón(ona)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la lambiscón(ona)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
d. el chupamedias
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
la chupamedias
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(River Plate)
he/it gives me the creepsme pone la piel de gallina
I always get the creeps when I'm alone in the housesiempre que me quedo solo(a) en casa me entra el
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (animal, person)
a. moverse sigilosamente, deslizarse
4. (plants)
a. trepar
to creep incolarse
to creep outescapar (sigilosamente)
a mistake has crept into our calculationsse nos ha colado un error en los cálculos
old age has crept up on melos años se me han echado encima
5. (colloquial)
a.
it makes my flesh creepme pone la carne de gallina
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creep [kriːp] crept (past)
intransitive verb
1 [+animal] deslizarse; arrastrarse; [+plant] trepar
2 [+person] (stealthily) ir cautelosamente; (slowly) ir muy despacio
to creep in/out/up/down entrar/salir/subir/bajar sigilosamente; to creep about on tiptoe andar a or de puntillas; to creep along [+traffic] avanzar a paso de tortuga; to creep up on sb acercarse sigilosamente a algn
3
it made my flesh creep me puso la carne de gallina; doubts began to creep in las dudas empezaron a aparecer; an error crept in se deslizó un error; he felt old age creeping up on him sintió como la vida le ganaba años; fear crept over him le invadió el terror
noun
1 (person)
what a creep! ¡qué lameculos es! (informal); he's a creep (weird) ¡qué tipo más raro!; ¡qué bicho!
2
it gives me the creeps me da miedo; me da escalofríos
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