creep up


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creep up

[for darkness] to move gradually and slowly [toward someone or something]. Dusk crept up and swallowed us in darkness.
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While these values are appropriate for describing creep up to 100 s, an alternative analysis used in this paper gives values for [D.
Stuart Rice of City believes that Premiership bookings make-ups may be beginning to creep up again anyway.