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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Tom he made a sign to me -- kind of a little noise with his mouth -- and we went creeping away on our hands and knees.
"Well, well, what next!" exclaimed the young man with the shoes in his hand, jumping to his feet and creeping away from the window.
It slowly seemed to be creeping away from us and we had to realise that we were on a downhill slope."
According to him, the West had adopted democracy after abandoning monarchy, but the trend was reversed in Pakistan, adding that we were moving toward monarchy and creeping away from democracy.
At first use a release cage, like an auto-release cage or a tip-over cage so you know the bird is not creeping away. Later, with experience, he will know what to do if a bird leaves its location; he will soften and start to move after it to stop when it does and move when it does.
Cornelly United's challenge has ended following their 3-2 defeat at home to Cwmaman Institute, who are creeping away from the foot of the table.
To make matters worse, Cheshire gave up a technical foul as the Eagles started creeping away with the match.
With the match creeping away from the home side, former Tranmere favourite Micky Mellon changed his front two, introducing Mangan and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, who scored 10 goals in two seasons at Prenton Park.
Creeping away with our tails between our legs, we took one of the flashy new gondolas up to the top of the mountain and gazed back in wonder at a spectacular view of mountains unfolding through the mist around Kayseri.
Binoculars show that Saturn is creeping away from 4.2-magnitude Kappa ([kappa]) Virginis, starting the month less than 1[degrees] southeast of star and ending 2 1/2[degrees] away.
"Leicester have shown signs of creeping away but we're still in touch," said McDonald.
I was in midfield for much of the trip and just kept creeping away, but he travelled so well I knew he'd go through any gap that appeared.
I tried hard in the first few laps, I was flat out, but he just kept on creeping away," he said.