creep over (someone or something)

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creep over (someone or something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, across a particular area or surface. The sunlight crept over my face and woke me up. When I saw the bee creeping over my textbook, I leapt from my seat.
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creep over someone or something

 
1. Lit. [for something, such as an insect] to walk or crawl over someone or something. A huge ant crept over me, and I just lay there.
2. Fig. [for darkness] to move slowly over someone or something. The shadows crept over the picnic and made everyone realize what time it was. Dusk crept over us.
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Leicestershire declared on 307 for three in their second innings on the final day, but the hosts crept over the line in the penultimate over.
The Foxes declared on 307 for three in their second innings on the final day of the Specsavers County Championship Division Two match, but the hosts crept over the line in the penultimate over.
But Rob West (36 from 51 balls, four fours) and Chris Calcott (19 from 28 with one priceless six) kept them in contention and despite logging two more ducks they crept over the line at 80-9 in 28.
Bay struggled in reply, with Chris Liptrot's 5-41 the standout as the Welshmen crept over the line to win by two wickets.
Gareth Andrew returned to extract edges from Ant Botha and Chris Woakes and the Bears just crept over 300 before Jones plucked out another middle-peg - that of Boyd Rankin.