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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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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.

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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