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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
he/she/itcreeps up
present participlecreeping up
past tensecrept up
past participlecrept up

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  1. to gradually become larger in number or amount

    The sales figures keep creeping up.

    The number of missing people has crept up to 40.

See also main entry: creep


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