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  • v. To advance with stealth, unnoticed (literally or figuratively).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. advance stealthily or unnoticed


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  • ‘Or are you going to try and dismiss that as a bad dream, too?’ he goaded silkily, his eyes riveted to her upturned face as he watched the wild flush creep up to her hairline.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • The Gerente looked sorrowfully after one who, as a brother, must hereafter be lost to him, and sent for a selection of witnesses who might be persuaded to have seen Mrs Rodd creep up to the balcony on the afternoon of the murder and come away afterwards, wiping a bloodstained knife … But no, no, the knife had been still in the body.

    Tour de Force

  • Since Lauren had never been inside Willie Locklear’s house, she had to creep up on it — first forming the gate on the street, then focusing it on the front porch, moving through the front door, and finally locating the parlor.

    Memory of Fire

  • The Confederate leader, General Johnston, therefore determined to creep up stealthily, and attack the Federals where they lay in fancied security.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • At that hour, witnesses would be in attendance who had seen with their own eyes, the señora creep up to the balcony and creep away again with the bloodstained knife … No, no, not with the knife, simply with blood on her dress.

    Tour de Force

  • Mr Fernando, wallowing along beneath the surface of the water with the rubber frog-feet and the rubber under-water mask that Leo Rodd was ‘always leaving on the raft’; Mr Cecil, creeping up at the far side of the diving rock to commit murder — reappearing in his rubber boat, paddling idly along the shore with slowly reddening arms, paddling back round the rock to creep up once more, twice more perhaps, and cover up the outward signs of his guilt; never out of sight for more than a few minutes at a time.

    Tour de Force

  • The slow salt tides of the Atlantic come flooding in over the Manto bank, across the bar of Saltes, and, dividing at the tongue of land that separates the two rivers, creep up the mud banks of the Tinto and the Odiel until they lie deep beside the wharves of Huelva and Palos; but although Huelva still has a trade the tides bring nothing to Palos, and take nothing away with them again.

    Christopher Columbus

  • Morillo drew on his cigar and Sharpe felt a chill creep up his spine.

    Sharpe's Devil


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