creep up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “creep up” in the English Dictionary

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creep up

phrasal verb with creep uk   us   /kriːp/ verb [I usually + adv/prep] (crept, crept)
If the ​value or ​amount of something ​creeps up, it ​slowlyincreases: Over the last ​year, the ​rate of ​inflation has ​crept up to ​almost seven ​percent.
(Definition of creep up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “creep up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (价值或数量)慢慢增加,逐渐上升…
in Chinese (Traditional) (價值或數量)慢慢增加,逐漸上升…
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