creep under (something)

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creep under (something)

To move slowly, and often stealthily, under something. The cat crept under the bush and stayed there until the dog was gone.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

creep under something

to move slowly and carefully underneath something; to sneak underneath something. The dog crept under the table to escape punishment. The chipmunk crept under a pile of leaves and disappeared.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Figures 11(a) and 11(b) show that the fracture surface of cast alloy crept under the highest stress of 400 MPa and fractured after the shortest lifetime of 27 h.