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present participle of creep
as in encroaching
to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits water crept slowly over the top of the tub and onto the floor

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as in lingering
to move or act slowly that Friday afternoon we were just creeping, waiting for the bell to sound so that we could start the long weekend

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as in crawling
to move slowly with the body close to the ground the kitten crept silently across the floor before suddenly pouncing on the mouse

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“Creeping.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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