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What's the difference between these two verbs: "creep" and "plod"??

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And the difference between these verbs: "hobble" and "limp"

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    to creep: to walk stealthily [often on all fours] [creep-crept-crept]
    The ninjas crept past the sentries and infiltrated the camp.

    BTW: it occurs in a nice little tongue-twister: The cat crept into the crypt and crept out again! Try saying that in front of English speakers and you are bound to get a laugh, especially if you get it wrong!

    Also remember creep means someone who annoys you or who makes your skin itch!
    You can use it as a verb too: this place creeps me out!

    Plod = to walk with tired, heavy steps = trudge
    The horse and farmer plodded home after a long day ploughing the fields.

    It is also used pejoratively to explain someone's laboured, ponderous movements:
    This film is rather dull: the plot just plods on and nothing seems to happen.

    Is it strange that certain policemen have often been called PC Plod?

    Limp: walk with slight difficulty due to an injury or gout!
    He was suffering from gout and he could only limp along very slowly.
    It looks like Rooney is limping and he is going to be substituted.

    Hobble is a synonym of limp.
    The old woman hobbled into the surgery complaining of a pain in her back and ankles.

    Hobble = to fetter, to tie up the feet of horses so that they cannot move:
    Cowboys used to hobble their horses before turning in for the night.

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