creep along (something)

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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 along something

to move along something slowly and carefully; to sneak along something. Creep along the side of the building until you reach the door. The cat crept along the narrow kitchen counter.
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I crept along the dark stairs of the Nautilus, stopping at each step to check the beating of my heart.
I crept along the carpet, avoiding the slightest sound which might betray my presence.
It crept along the passage until it came to the very door she longed so ardently to reach.
As they crept along, stooping low to discern the plant, a soft yellow gleam was reflected from the buttercups into their shaded faces, giving them an elfish, moonlit aspect, though the sun was pouring upon their backs in all the strength of noon.
The woods were full of the brooding stillness that often precedes a storm, and the wind crept along their white, cone-sprinkled floors with a low, wailing cry.
She crept along trembling with cold and hunger--a very picture of sorrow, the poor little thing!
We warily crept along this, steadying ourselves by the naked roots of the shrubs that clung to every fissure.
His hand crept along her bare forearm and up and partly under the elbow-sleeve.
In those cases I always stopped and held my breath till I was sure Harris had not awakened--then I crept along again.
The primates that crept along the trees in their slow and deliberate motions, they suggest, would have come along later on, with the development of hand and foot characteristics that would have helped them hold onto skinnier branches.
In the distance, a homely array of squat buildings crept along the horizon in an astonishing display of money and bad taste topped by a clear blue sky riddled at intervals by smoke from the gas flares surrounding the city.
In the act of stumbling, Greaves managed to half-hit a shot which wrong-footed four Burnley defenders and crept along the ground and nestled snugly in the back of the Burnley net.
Judge Anthony Russell QC said Stefanie Janikiewicz, 25, was an "impeccable person" despite being nearly three times the legal limit when she crept along the hard shoulder in May.
We crept along a knife edge of deep, melting snow with big drops on either side, never quite sure if or when the whole lot was going to collapse, taking us with it.
I have driven across it and been in traffic that crept along it but have never walked or run across the bridge.