sneak up

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Verb1.sneak 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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On the adventure that follows, they learn that there is more to each other than meets the eye and that romance can sneak up on the unsuspecting.
Stress can sneak up on you, so try to notice the signs before it spirals out of control.
Here's what you can do when mistakes sneak up on you