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creep into

To enter some place stealthily. I'll watch the door while you creep into the lab and steal the poison. That possum must have crept into the basement while the door was open.
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creep across (something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, across a particular area or surface. The robber crept across the lawn and then opened a window to get into the house. When I saw the bee creeping across the windowsill, I bolted out of the room.
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creep along (something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, across a particular area or surface. The robber crept along the walkway and then opened a window to get into the house. When I saw the bee creeping along the windowsill, I bolted out of the room.
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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 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 in

To enter some thing or place slowly and/or stealthily. I may have allowed my personal feelings to creep in when I gave that job to my brother. Luckily, mom didn't hear us last night when we crept in after curfew.
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creep out

1. To exit slowly and often stealthily. The cat crept out from under the bush to see if the dog was gone.
2. slang To make someone feel uneasy. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is commonly used between "creep" and "out." I'm OK with most bugs, but centipedes just creep me out, man. That guy in the corner was really creeping us out, so we decided to leave.
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creep over (someone or something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, across a particular area or surface. The sunlight crept over my face and woke me up. When I saw the bee creeping over my textbook, I leapt from my seat.
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creep under (something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, under something. The cat crept under the bush and stayed there until the dog was gone.
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creep up

1. To approach someone or something slowly and often stealthily. I crept up behind my brother and startled him.
2. To encroach (upon one or something) gradually over time. It wasn't until I sat down that I realized how much exhaustion had crept up on me. The weeds have been really creeping up on the edge of the yard over the last few years.
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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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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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creep in (to something)

to go into something or a place slowly and carefully; to sneak into something or a place. The cat crept into the bedroom. Max planned to creep into the house and take cash and jewelry.
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creep out

(from under someone or something) Go to out (from under someone or something).
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creep out (of something)

to go out of something or a place slowly and carefully; to sneak out of something or a place. A little mouse crept out of the cupboard. The fox crept out of the henhouse, carrying a chicken.
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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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creeping-crud

1. n. any unidentified disease. There is some kind of creeping-crud between my toes.
2. n. a repellent person. Willy has become such a creeping-crud since he inherited all that money.
3. n. any nasty, slimy substance. That’s not creeping-crud! That’s pecan pie!
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In addition to the film's on-demand release, Shout Factory TV will release the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of the classic film, The Creeping Terror, with special bonus material containing the extended trailer of The Creep Behind the Camera and a Q&A session with Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff at Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, California, October 2014.
The presented results reveal the creep behavior of different products of adhesives, most of which were approved or qualified according to the European adhesive tests and classification requirement standards and belonging to three chemically very different adhesive families-one-component moisture curing polyurethane (PU) adhesives and emulsion polymer isocyanate (EPI) compared with the zero to marginally creeping PRF adhesives.
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What we risk is "a creeping sense of irrelevance" in their eyes.
1], M is the mean ratio of the actual strain of the most creeping phase in the test specimen and of the measured strain (see below).
Sugar does not cause diabetes; while your blood sugar levels may be creeping up, drinking juice is not likely the cause.
and Israel, and Palestinian schoolchildren taught that Israel doesn't exist, but the insidious disease of anti- Semitism is once again creeping into the mainstream - and not just in always-on-the-fringe France.
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Now, however, mortgage lenders are beginning to realize that mold's negative effect on their business is creeping into their bottom line.
In my relationship I have noticed a creeping unilateralism.
Using the self-similarity method, indentation of a power law creeping solid was studied by Hill (15), Bow er et al.
In comparison with HFC-14lb, HCF-245fa formulated to the same density offers finer cell structure less pinholing, and less creeping HFC-245fa foam has higher compressive strength (60 psi at pcf density).
It immediately raises the issue of what we mean by socialism, creeping or otherwise.
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