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creep up on/behind sb

phrasal verb with creep uk   us   /kriːp/ verb [I usually + adv/prep] (crept, crept)
to surprise someone and move closer to them without being seen or heard: Don't creep up on me like that! We crept up behind her and yelled "Boo!"
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