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English definition of “creep in/creep into sth”

creep in/creep into sth

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with creep   /kriːp/ (crept, crept) us  
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. to gradually start to be noticeable: Doubts began to creep into my mind about the likely success of the project.
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