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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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The air is heavy and moist; a wide rainbow arc creeps away from the sky, dark rain clouds moving in to take its place.
But while attention focuses on the damaged area, a ripple reshaping the crust creeps away, eventually likely to trigger another earthquake -- this one at sea.
If you successfully lure the creeps away, new creeps will spawn in the same camp.
settle into a deeper slouch, the world creeps away from me.
YOUR SPRING Winter creeps away with the shadows of the night Bitter winds now cease to blow, lost their cruel bite The sun is shining through the morning mist For the budding flowers awaiting her kiss As life is renewed in all of nature, trees bursting into leaf Reminding us that winter's ills are only very brief And across the city, everywhere the golden daffodil Like swathes of gold, left by the sun for a promise to fulfil The people's gift to the Marie Curie, the thanks we all proclaim Revived each spring, to remind us of what they overcame So wonder and stare, a world of beauty you'll see And know in your heart it's for you and for me In the spring by Richard Barton
"I've never been to school," says Ali as his friend creeps away, looking over his shoulder.
In A History of Violence, just when Leland and Billy embark on their robbery-and-murder spree, Tom abruptly leaps out of his mild-mannered personality and blows the creeps away with lightning speed and breathtaking efficiency.
She added: "Tosca always ends with the leap and usually the singer jumps about one foot and then creeps away off a mattress.