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"
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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
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However, Indian granites were not showing any short-term axial creep up to an axial load of 20t (75.7 MPa) at 160[degrees]C under unconfined condition, after suffering from heating and cooling process [5].
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.