creep away

creep away

To move slowly, and often stealthily, away from someone or something. I froze when I saw the bee on the windowsill, but luckily, it crept away. I crept away after stealing the cookies off the counter.
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creep away

to travel away slowly and carefully; to sneak away. The boys were completely ashamed and crept away. The cat crept away quietly.
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References in classic literature ?
And he who was wont to creep away in dumb shame, fearing the laughter of his fellows, sang now with such beauty and sweetness that they were all of one mind, saying that the Lord Himself had, of His heavenly grace, given to Caedmon this new power.
It is so comforting to creep away now and then for a good talk with them.
The child answered in the affirmative, and returning his 'good night' heard him creep away.
In its great presence, our small sorrows creep away, ashamed.
If you start searching for wickets that's when you can start bowling bad balls and the game can creep away from you very quickly so the first thing tomorrow morning is to start off like we did in the little session tonight when the guys bowled really well.
In August last year, 21-year-old paedophile Adam Brown was jailed for 14 months for grooming a schoolboy on Facebook and getting him to creep away from home in the middle of the night for a meeting.
It would be good to close the gap because a few weeks ago the teams at the top looked like they were starting to creep away.
The victory on Saturday helped Loughgall creep away from the bottom three and eased fears as they have been looking over their shoulder.
Otherwise, the Republican Party will continue its slow creep away from the conservative principles that elected Ronald Reagan in 1980, the Contract With America Congress in 1994, and the Tea Party wave Congress in 2010," he said.
Slight differences are likewise evident from one piece to the next: The carpet's tight pattern breaks apart into vague squiggles; the outlet and baseboard heater creep away from the edge of the canvas.
At the beginning I could see it was really tight but I kept my head down and managed to creep away half way through," he said.
In the defeat at the Reebok Stadium he played alongside Luke Young in the heart of the defence and watched on as Villa spurned another opportunity to creep away from danger.
Allowed to creep away from the Chelsea defensive line by John Terry and the otherwise excellent Luiz, Rooney collected Nani's pass with his back to goal and spun round quickly.
Excessive casting or catching too many fish can cause artificials to creep away from the jighead.
Williams said: "This horse has finally begun to get his act together over fences and we will just creep away with him in the coming months.