approach vs creep up on somebody

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PINKGREAT

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Can word 'approach' be a synonym of expression 'to creep up on somebody' and of a word 'to sneak'?
 

David L.

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'approach' is the general word for 'coming nearer and nearer to something'
One can do this by walking up to them, runnning, creeping up, sneaking up on tip-toe etc.
 
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