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English definition of “creep up on/behind sb”

creep up on/behind sb

phrasal verb with creep     /kriːp/ verb [I usually + adv/prep] (crept, crept)
to surprise someone by moving closer to them without them seeing or hearing you: Don't creep up on me like that! We crept up behind her and yelled "Boo!"Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
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