In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(crawl)arrastrarsethe fox crept under the fence — el zorro pasó arrastrándose por debajo de la cerca
- we crept along on all fours — avanzamos a / en cuatro patas
- She carefully crept onto the bed and put her arms around him.
- Slowly darkness crept over and covered her surroundings until nothing but shadows where visible.
- I dropped my counseling folder onto the desk and walked outside silently, carefully creeping around the corner.
- As the sun crept its way slowly into her view, she saw the same picture reflected in the lake's surface.
- Exhaustion slowly crept over her and she decided to rest in the parlor so that if her help was needed she'd be ready.
- Quietly, so Chase would not hear her downstairs, she crept over to the window and looked out.
- Slowly, a notion crept across his brain; this strange language was not entirely unknown to him.
- Slowly he crept towards Lana, conscious of his every move, careful not to make a sound.
- Early the next morning she crept downstairs and picked up the broken pieces of the mirror, drove to the lake and threw them all into the river.
- At some points the cave walls crept slowly closer to the path we walked, before steering away again into the distance.
- The night crept on slowly, bringing with it the orchestra of crickets outside and echoing sounds in the store.
- Time crept as slowly as the shadow on a sundial and my precious dreams were jigsawed around me.
- Sometimes, when Josie knew know no one would notice, she'd creep downstairs to the kitchen as quiet as a mouse and tiptoe out the back door when the cook wasn't looking.
- Tears slowly crept down her face as she battled between what she saw and what he was saying.
- Much later, he crept downstairs and drank from his water dish, but he wasn't his old self and took no notice of me.
- That night, at midnight, Jon crept carefully into the Princess's chambers.
- Slowly the sand crept over him and he gave in to the cocooned abyss.
- Time crept slowly by as my thoughts flashed over the good day I had enjoyed.
- The sunlight crept through my eyelids slowly as I regained consciousness.
- I had trouble keeping my eyes off the clock as the time slowly crept forward.
- After signaling everyone to stay outside, I carefully crept back into my room where I heard them discussing, yet again, me.
- Without a sound Elizabeth slipped into the house and carefully crept through the kitchen and then up the stairs.
- As the sun's first rays slowly crept over the horizon, he began to speak.
- As Jack slowly crept forward he heard a soft buzzing off in the corner.
- She carefully crept around them and made her way to Fiona.
- She carefully crept down the hall, making sure to avoid the creaky floorboards, towards Jordan's office.
- And then, ever so slowly, a smile crept across her face.
- I creep downstairs, cringing at the creaking of every hardwood step as I make my way down.
- Slowly and carefully, I crept over the back of the couch to go see it.
- The bedroom door slowly crept opened as the mid-morning sunlight bled into the dingy space.
- The next day Annabelle crept slowly around the castle, trying to avoid going to see Adrian at all.
- As the morning slowly crept forward, more and more things began to stir.
- Slowly, as June crept on, life began to take on some semblance of normalcy for most of the residents of London.
- Rochelle heard them and crept softly into the kitchen, just as Angel turned away.
- Not bothering to fix his bed, he carefully crept out of his room.
- She carefully crept forward and jumped down a small hole, disappearing into the darkness with a small splash.
- A shooting star was slowly creeping across the sky.
- He carefully slid out from under the boxes and slowly crept over to the desk, one eye on the door, the other on the bookcases.
- I can feel the sense of wellness slowly creeping back into my bones.
- The bus crept slowly through the viscous traffic pouring into the city.
1.2(move stealthily)to creep into/out of a room — entrar en/salir de un cuarto sigilosamente
- I crept past the doorway — pasé sigilosamente por delante de la puerta
- a note of suspicion crept into his voice — se empezó a notar un elemento de sospecha en su voz
- several mistakes have crept in — se han deslizado varios errores
1.3(move slowly)the water crept higher — el agua iba subiendo poco a poco
- prices continue to creep up — los precios siguen subiendo lentamente
- despair crept over her — la desesperación se fue apoderando de ella
- creeping inflation/unrest — creciente inflación/malestar
1.4(grow, spread)(vine/plant) trepar
- This plant is happy to creep along the ground or to climb into trees and into hedges.
- As culinary plants, most creeping thymes tank far below the English and French thymes, or the best-flavored citrus strains.
- There were potted plants here and there; hanging plants and creeping vines.
- This beautiful plant has two pink bell-like flowers on a slender stem and a thicker stem below, which creeps along forming small mats of the plant.
- Because of the harsh environment, most plants that survive in the tundra are dwarfed, and many have stems that creep along the ground.
- The trees were tall and vast, of tropical origin, with vines hanging from the branches and creeping along the damp earth.
- Or arrange them on packed soil so you can grow plants such as creeping thyme in wider spaces between them.
- He pulled up to a huge gate, covered in rose vines creeping along the steel bars.
- It has short, creeping rhizomes from which new shoots arise each year, and is an attractive species with horticultural potential.
- Thick moss layered the rest of the floor like a carpet, occasional vines of twisting colored flowers creeping over the vibrant green.
- Once you have the rocks in place, plant some ivy and creeping violets throughout, so that it will spill over the rocks.
- Branches and trunks twist and bend as they grow, creeping horizontally along the ground as well as reaching toward the sky.
- Moss has crept between the bricks until it's impossible to distinguish old sections of paving from new.
- When the seed sprouts and the vine begins to creep along the ground, it seems it will never quit (similar to other squash).
- Genie unraveled the huge vines that crept along the wall and revealed a door.
- Bright green baby's tears, blue star creeper, and creeping thyme grow below them.
- It can also reproduce asexually using stems that creep along the ground and establish new roots, giving rise to its name.
- Allow creeping vines to run along the ground in areas that are difficult to mow.
- Low, mounding chamomile and creeping thymes grow between the nemesias.
- Vines crept apace along neighborhood fences, their flowers still opening in the warm mornings.
2Britanico coloquial(ingratiate oneself)to creep to sb — adular a algn
1.1informal (unpleasant person)asqueroso masculinoasquerosa femenino
- Indigenous people who I tell these things to find it spooky, and I have to admit that it's not fun being stalked by creeps.
- Falling onto the floor, I heard that creep laugh and he ran away.
- You're such a heartless creep, I don't know why I put up with you.
- It's hard to screen out the creeps and the perverts and the losers while holding out hope you'll some day meet Mr. Right.
- He was worshipped by cartoon creeps and hot-rod hooligans alike.
- I like the creeps and weirdos on public transport.
- Wendy took off, wailing and crying about me being some heartless creep with no consideration for her feelings.
- And if some heartless creep makes rude remarks that hurt your friend, you are not responsible for his actions.
- On this issue, I hope that they stir things up so that the creep gets what he deserves, and that organ donation also gets a run out of this terrible tragedy.
- Besides, if the guy was a creep, he would have done something last night.
- Unfortunately, these creeps are hiding behind the First Amendment and doing things that in no civilized society should be tolerated.
- Why did that little creep have to be right about everything?
- Guys aren't the only insensitive creeps out there.
- If you die suddenly, all sorts of creeps can instantly show up and loot your corpse.
- Economists are, in short, more likely than you or I to be selfish creeps.
- Even if this guy was a total creep, maybe his superiors would be better.
- I'll tell you why guys are so fickle at times, if you'll tell me why so many cool girls go ga-ga over creeps.
1.2informal (favor-seeking person)adulador masculinoaduladora femeninopelota masculino España coloquialchupamedias femenino Cono Sur Venezuela coloquiallambiscón masculino México coloquiallambiscona femenino México coloquiallambón masculino Colombia coloquiallambona femenino Colombia coloquial
- I guess some people thought I was a creep, offering sycophantic praise of someone who happens to be my boss.
2BritanicoAutomóvilesvehículo lento masculinobefore noun creep lane — carril para vehículos lentos masculino
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