creep away

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.
See also: away, creep

creep away

to travel away slowly and carefully; to sneak away. The boys were completely ashamed and crept away. The cat crept away quietly.
See also: away, creep
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And he who was wont to creep away in dumb shame, fearing the laughter of his fellows, sang now with such beauty and sweetness that they were all of one mind, saying that the Lord Himself had, of His heavenly grace, given to Caedmon this new power.
It is so comforting to creep away now and then for a good talk with them.
The child answered in the affirmative, and returning his 'good night' heard him creep away. She felt some uneasiness at the anxiety of these men, increased by the recollection of their whispering together down stairs and their slight confusion when she awoke, nor was she quite free from a misgiving that they were not the fittest companions she could have stumbled on.
In its great presence, our small sorrows creep away, ashamed.
Said Alan: "Sometimes I am so worn out I creep away after a couple of hours, saying, 'You can carry on without me.'" After Alan's injury, club officials believed he would be out of the game until Christmas, but in three weeks' time he expects to be back at Elland Road for pre-season training with Leeds United.
With Blue Dragon and Stormy Ireland taking one another on for the lead, Bertrand Lestrade was able to creep away quietly on Mr Adjudicator before firing his partner at the last to land the race for a sixth time for Mullins.
But Liverpool manged to creep away from their opponents midway through the third quarter and by the seventh minute were 14 points ahead.
Newcastle are beginning to creep away from the drop zone after one defeat in six - and that was at Anfield.
As the Sun slowly loses mass from interior processes and the solar windwhich constantly rips particles away from the upper atmosphere of the Sunits gravity weakens, the planets orbits creep away from the Sun, and the solar system expands.
The Englishman spurned a great chance inside 10 minutes, turning beautifully on the edge of the box but letting the ball creep away from him as he searched for the trigger.
We creep away. I'm glad the back window is too fogged to see
So to get the lecherous creep away from her, well, she whacked him over the head with her rolling pin.
Slight differences are likewise evident from one piece to the next: The carpet's tight pattern breaks apart into vague squiggles; the outlet and baseboard heater creep away from the edge of the canvas.
Allowed to creep away from the Chelsea defensive line by John Terry and the otherwise excellent Luiz, Rooney collected Nani's pass with his back to goal and spun round quickly.
Excessive casting or catching too many fish can cause artificials to creep away from the jighead.