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creep

2 noun
     
creep2 [countable]
1 informal especially American English someone who you dislike extremely:
Get lost, you little creep!
2 British English informal someone who tries to make you like them or do things for them by being insincerely nice to you:
Don't try and flatter her - she doesn't approve of creeps.
3

give somebody the creeps

if a person or place gives you the creeps, they make you feel nervous and a little frightened, especially because they are strange:
That house gives me the creeps.
4

mission/cost/grade etc creep

when something gradually starts to go beyond what it was intended to deal with or include:
He denied that giving civilian tasks to the NATO forces was a case of mission creep.

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