Definition of creep up on
- We tried to creep up on them but they heard our footsteps.
- Old age creeps up on us.
- The deadline had crept up on them.
: to move along with the body prone and close to the ground
: to move slowly on hands and knees
: to go very slowly
: a movement of or like creeping
: a distressing sensation like that caused by the creeping of insects over one's flesh
: a feed trough accessible only by young animals and used especially to supply special or supplementary feed —called also creep feeder
: in or into a higher position or level
: from beneath the ground or water to the surface
: from below the horizon
: risen above the horizon
: being out of bed
used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of
: up into or in the
: in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of
: one in a high or advantageous position
: an upward slope
: a period or state of prosperity or success
: to rise from a lying or sitting position
: to move upward : ascend
used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated
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