creep up

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Verb1.creep up - advance stealthily or unnoticed; "Age creeps up on you"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"

w>creep up

(person)sich heranschleichen (→ on an +acc); (prices, inflation)(in die Höhe) klettern
to creep up on somebody (time, exam)langsam auf jdn zukommen; old age is creeping up on himer wird langsam alt
References in periodicals archive ?
1920/1921: The first two seasons after World War One see the total creep up to 37 for West Brom's Fred Morris and then 38 for Joe Smith of Bolton.
Most players have little match practice and once they get used to conditions we expect to see the breaks creep up," he said.
We know pretty much that 2001 was a down year - prices at the end of the year for vegetables started to creep up,'' he said.