What Is The Past Tense Of Creep? Creeped Or Crept?

By Benjamin Essek

What Is The Past Tense Of Creep? Creeped Or Crept?

Past Tense Of Creep

Both crept and creeped may indicate the past-tense form of creep with the meaning “to move slowly,” although creeped is an unusual form.

In addition to the past tense of creep, here are other forms of the verb “creep”:

Simple / Indefinite Present Tense I/You/We/They creep.

He/She/It creeps

Present Continuous Tense I am creeping.

You/We/They are creeping.

He/She/It is creeping.

Present Perfect Tense I/You/We/They have crept or creeped.

He/She/It has crept, creeped.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense I/You/We/They have been creeping.

He/She/It has been creeping.

Simple Past Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It crept or creeped.
Past Continuous Tense I/He/She/It was creeping.

You/We/They were creeping.

Past Perfect Tense I/He/She/It/You/We/They had crept or creeped
Past Perfect Continuous Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It had been creeping.
Simple Future Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It will/shall creep.
Future Continuous Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It will/shall be creeping.
Future Perfect Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It will/shall have crept or creeped
Future Perfect Continuous Tense I/You/We/They/He/She/It will/shall have been creeping.

 

What Is The Creep Definition? Usage Of Creep

Let’s find out about creep meaning! Here are some definitions of the creep verb based on the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary:

  1. To go cautiously and gently, without making any sudden movements, to avoid drawing attention to oneself.

EX: The cat crept silently through the tall grasses last night.

  1. Moving gently on one’s hands and knees keeps one’s body low to the earth.

EX: Sidewalkers crept on the road in the war that happened last year.

  1. To progress or change at a snail’s pace.

EX: He is creeping like a snail.

  1. To spread out horizontally or vertically through long branches or roots.

EX: This plant crept to escape other plants’ shade last week.

  1. To seem too kind toward a person in power to gain favor with them.

EX: She has a habit of creeping behind the boss.

How Do You Spell Creep?

The way to spell the creep verb is C-R-E-E-P. One tip to remember this verb is “double E.”

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Past Tense Of Creep

Choose the correct answer for sentences with the creep verb

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The appearance of the policeman made his flesh … .

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While he had a lot of respect for his parents, their prying eyes sometimes … him out.

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She … up the stairs, ignoring the annoying person on the way last night.

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By … the sky, the sun bathed the undulating moorland around Whitby in a golden glow.

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I … into our kitchen to make some toast last night.

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FAQs

How To Pronounce Creep?

The pronunciation of creep in both America and Britain is /kriːp/. You can check out this video to hear the native speaker pronounce this verb. 

Is Creep a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?

The answer is “intransitive verb” (of person and animal) to move carefully, quietly, and slowly.