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.
See also: away, creep

creep away

to travel away slowly and carefully; to sneak away. The boys were completely ashamed and crept away. The cat crept away quietly.
See also: away, creep
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.
As the Sun slowly loses mass from interior processes and the solar windwhich constantly rips particles away from the upper atmosphere of the Sunits gravity weakens, the planets orbits creep away from the Sun, and the solar system expands.
As for the race itself, Daly said: "We stuck cheekpieces on this fellow today and I was always able to just creep away on him.
The Englishman spurned a great chance inside 10 minutes, turning beautifully on the edge of the box but letting the ball creep away from him as he searched for the trigger.
It took him a while to get his confidence back, I just had to creep, creep away.
So to get the lecherous creep away from her, well, she whacked him over the head with her rolling pin.
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.
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.
Even fragrant orchards and cultivated fields recede To far horizons that stay still or creep away from turmoil Outside the frame.
It will be very interesting with The Listener and Denman up front and we'll just creep away and hopefully get some experience into him.