creep by

creep by

To move slowly, as of time. Time feels like it's just creeping by in that class because it's so boring.
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creep by

Fig. [for time] to pass slowly. The minutes crept by as I awaited Mrs. Barron's telephone call. I know the days will creep by until we finally get our test results.
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References in classic literature ?
It is the same woman, I know, for she is always creeping, and most women do not creep by daylight.
You can detect string creep by measuring the exact axle to-axle length and brace height of your bow when it is new or shooting perfectly.