Definition of Creep up

1. Verb. Advance stealthily or unnoticed. "Age creeps up on you"

Exact synonyms: Sneak Up
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress



Definition of Creep up

1. Verb. (intransitive) To advance with stealth, unnoticed (literally or figuratively). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creep Up

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creekwater
creeky
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creeling
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creep feed
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creep into
creep joint
creep recovery
creep someone out
creep up (current term)
creepage
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Literary usage of Creep up

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1. Letters of Celia Thaxter by Celia Thaxter (1895)
"Nuthatches creep up and down the roofs and peer at the edges of the shingles. The most enchanting little wrens have haunted the gardens this fall. ..."

2. Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening by Robert Morris Copeland (1866)
"... to see naturalized the Evergreen and the Trailing Roses, which trail over rocks and creep up tree stems as freely as Woodbine, or Celastrus scandens. ..."

3. Teachers' Manual for Miller-Kinkead English Lessons, Book I by William Dana Miller, Robert Grant Kinkead (1915)
"At this point the cat should creep up softly. Some one sees her and whispers to the others that the cat is coming. Then they scamper away to their seats. ..."

4. Our Vanishing Wild Life: Its Extermination and Preservation by William Temple Hornaday (1913)
"This is because it is so difficult for them to hide, and so very easy for man to creep up within the killing range of modern, high-power, long-range rifles. ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1897)
""Now," Andrew continued, "the wood 's freely thick ; we maun creep up throw 't and win til the top a ... Hoo would it be to creep up ahint him—and syne—and ..."

6. With Kuroki in Manchuria by Frederick Palmer (1904)
"The idea, presumably, is to "creep up" and catch some of the Japanese ... They "creep up" in line on the river bed, which silhouettes their dark uniforms. ..."

7. The Works of Theodore Roosevelt by Theodore Roosevelt (1906)
"This was, to creep up to a deer while feeding in the open, by watching when it shook its tail, and then remaining motionless. I cannot say whether the habit ..."

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