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“creep in/creep into sth” in British English

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“creep in/creep into sth” in Business English

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creep in/creep into sth

phrasal verb with creep uk /kriːp/ us verb [ I ]

to gradually start to be noticeable:

If delays are allowed to creep in, then job losses will be just around the corner.

if mistakes creep in or creep into data or into a piece of text, they are included despite efforts not to include them:

One or two typing errors crept into the report.

(Definition of “creep in/creep into sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)