creep in

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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 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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References in classic literature ?
Waiting for some reply, I looked about me, noticing how the sluice was abandoned and broken, and how the house - of wood with a tiled roof - would not be proof against the weather much longer, if it were so even now, and how the mud and ooze were coated with lime, and how the choking vapour of the kiln crept in a ghostly way towards me.
11:30 Burglars creep through West End Police warned homeowners after properties in Newcastle's west end were targeted by burglars who crept in through unlocked doors.
During the latest warm spell at the end of July there were 53 burglaries where criminals crept in through open doors or windows.
Under Ronald Reagan and subsequent conservative administrations, corporations slowly crept in and consumed U.