Definition of creeping in English:

creeping

adjective

  • 1(of a plant) growing along the ground or other surface by means of extending stems or branches.

    ‘creeping ivy can do damage to the wall surface’
  • 2(of a negative characteristic or fact) occurring or developing gradually and almost imperceptibly.

    ‘a creeping sense of dread’
    ‘the creeping onset of crass commercialism’

Pronunciation

creeping

/ˈkriːpɪŋ/