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English definition of “creep up”

creep up

phrasal verb with creep     /kriːp/ verb [I usually + adv/prep] (crept, crept)
If the value or amount of something creeps up, it slowly increases : Over the last year , the rate of inflation has crept up to almost seven percent .Increasing and intensifying
(Definition of creep up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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