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sneak up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creep up, sneak upverb

    advance stealthily or unnoticed

    "Age creeps up on you"


  1. sneak upverb

    To approach a person or animal without being seen or heard


  1. sneak up

    To approach someone or something quietly and stealthily, typically in order to surprise or catch them unaware.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneak up in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneak up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sneak up in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I wanted to have something positive going into the Open and kind of sneak up there with a nice little top 10 possibly, i was never going to win the tournament with where I was at. I wanted to get to double digits (under par) today and I did. I just didn't stay there.

  2. Daniel Lenihan:

    The biggest worry is of course the cancer diagnosis, but the cardiac disease issues can really sneak up and be a bigger problem.

  3. Robert Yawger:

    It can sneak up on you and bite you on the butt if you don't know what you're doing.

  4. David DeLeon:

    If you had asked me( could Kathy Barnette win) two weeks ago, absolutely not, no chance. Today, there is a chance now, absolutely, all I see on television all the time is McCormick and Oz, McCormick and Oz. ... There is the opportunity for the two big money boys to split down the middle and it allows someone to sneak up.

  5. Purvi Parikh:

    Most deaths from asthma come from uncontrolled asthma. Make sure your asthma is always well controlled by having your child on the correct preventative medications. Seeing an asthma specialist such as pulmonologist or allergist can also help, signs of uncontrolled asthma can sneak up on you, so be sure to know the symptoms of it : waking up at night, using your quick relief inhaler more than twice a week, needing oral or injected steroids one to two times per year, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath -- all of these are signs your asthma is not controlled.

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