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creep by

To move slowly, as of time. Time feels like it's just creeping by in that class because it's so boring.
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creep by

Fig. [for time] to pass slowly. The minutes crept by as I awaited Mrs. Barron's telephone call. I know the days will creep by until we finally get our test results.
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Saugus, buoyed by the fourth- and sixth-place finishes of Gomez and Hein and Lindsay O'Neill in 10th, crept by Canyon, winner of seven of the last eight league titles, 27-30, and Hart 26-29.