creep-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: move slowly, go cautiously or furtively, travel unnoticed

NOTE: Includes metaphorical uses.

Inventories are creeping up all over the auto industry.
The spider crept across the wall.
The hours crept by.
A truck rumbled over the bridge and the smell of exhaust crept down.
I crept down the steepest part of the rutted trail onto the main jeep road.
The market crept back to more moderate levels.
The crocodile crept along the riverbank towards the unsuspecting gazelle

VerbNet: modes_of_being_with_motion-47.3,run-51.3.2,swarm-47.5.1-1
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: creep.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
creep_up 1
creep_in 1

Sense Number 2: grow in such a way as to cover

Over the years, the ivy had crept over the walls of the cottage.

VerbNet: modes_of_being_with_motion-47.3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: feel as if something were crawling over oneself

That story made my flesh creep.
His skin crept and shivered and he felt sick to his stomach.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM