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English definition of “creep in/creep into sth”

creep in/creep into sth

phrasal verb with creep     /kriːp/ verb [I usually + adv/prep] (crept, crept)
mainly UK If mistakes creep in or creep into a piece of text, they are included despite efforts not to include them: A few mistakes always creep in during the editing process. One or two typing errors crept into the report.Faults and mistakes to gradually start to be noticeable: Doubts began to creep into my mind about the likely success of the project.Appearing and disappearing
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