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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An hour or two hence, and the low companions and low habits that I scorn but yield to, will render me less worth such tears as those, than any wretch who creeps along the streets.
Meanwhile, the Roxy Music song seems to get more sinister with each passing second and director David Fincher's masterly camerawork follows the woman as she creeps along the hallway towards the now shaking bathroom door.
Erdogan's imagery helps transform her stories into chilling visual vignettes where life creeps along dark walls and shadowy rooms and echoes of agony are forever in the background.
A vine creeps along the field-- noxious weed shades crops into wilting, silences praying stems.
Gameplay takes a similarly unoriginal path - your mythological animal/human character the Mooseman slips between planes of existence to bypass obstacles or alter the environment, like the static log daubed with a ghostly snake that creeps along to form a bridge when visited in the Lower World.
Pumpkin is a fast-growing vine belonging to the squash family that creeps along any surface.
And as with any discussion of a 'sexy' woman, there always creeps along a judgment of her morals, as though we haven't yet grown out of the idea that it's our job to judge what people do with their clothes or with their sex lives.
"It's kind of weird, it creeps along and crawls along.
"I want to thank me mum and dad for a having a roll-about in 1977 and conceiving me" EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, a winner at the National Television Awards "Who wouldn't have had a crush on me back then?" Jane Fonda, recalling her starlet days, seemingly does not do modesty "It's kind of weird, it creeps along and crawls along.
The word solstice comes from the Latin for "Sun stands still," and most astronomers think of it as standing still in declination: the Sun ceasing its northward movement as it creeps along the ecliptic past right ascension [6.sup.h] [00.sup.m] in June, then starting to return south.
THE safety of bemused drivers is in the balance as a Nissan Micra creeps along a dual carriageway with two sofas precariously tied to the roof.
The sometimes-flooded low path creeps along briars and black water so full of fat catfish that you can pick 'em out with your bare hand.
it slowly creeps along toward the The crevasses reflect blue light while the rest of the iceberg reflects all lights and appears white.
One of the subject's hands creeps along the animal's stomach, while the other grips what at first looks like a delicate flower but turns out to be a dart.
The common periwinkle creeps along much of Europe's coastlines.