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We'd not like to creep up stealthily and then jump out of a corner with our data.

I think, as Holfax says, that they will not attempt to creep up on us during the night.

"I must creep up to the window and see," she said; and for a moment they gazed in silence.

That is, the feline can creep up to its prey quite silently.

Presently his eyes began to creep up the paper in front of him.

Creep up level with your rifle, and cover you while you get it.

And this ladder is for a man to creep up and get in through the bottom?

Ez soon ez it's good an' dark they're goin' to try to creep up on us.

Of course, they'll dismount there, and try to creep up on us.

The cans might be treasure, you know, and we can creep up silently.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.

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