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crept

verb
past tense of creep

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1 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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3 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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4 to move slowly
  • the class hour seems to creep by

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“Crept.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/crept. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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