sneak up


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Related to sneak up: the likes of, turn up, rub off, rest on, follow suit, catch up
  • verb

Synonyms for sneak up

advance stealthily or unnoticed

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If you're quiet, a little beastie will appear, at which point you have to sneak up on it.
The emotions sneak up on you in Richard Rodgers' lovely, versatile score, performed by Peter Matz and orchestra with their customary panache.
The reason for this seems fairly simple to me--the things we joke about or lampoon are often the very issues we feel the strongest about, and not infrequently humor, whether light or biting, is the only way we know to sneak up on the really important questions of life.
The art-parables of the funnies don't just sneak up on us because they're humorous but also because they look so unimportant.