creeping

[ kree-ping ]
/ ˈkri pɪŋ /

noun

Slang. the act or practice of following someone persistently or stealthily, especially online: Twitter and LinkedIn creeping is a normal part of my day.

adjective

advancing or developing gradually so as to infringe on or supplant something else: creeping inflation;creeping socialism.

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Origin of creeping

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