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Meaning of SNEAK

Pronunciation:  sneek

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  2. [n]  someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
  3. [v]  to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  4. [v]  pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
  5. [v]  make off with belongings of others
  6. [v]  put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner; "sneak a look"; "sneak a cigarette"
 

SNEAK is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, canary, creep, filch, fink, hook, lift, mouse, nobble, pilfer, pinch, prowler, purloin, pussyfoot, slip, snarf, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stalker, steal, stoolie, stoolpigeon, swipe
 
 See Also: act, betrayer, blabber, give, hand, informer, interloper, intruder, move, pass, pass on, rat, reach, slip away, sneak away, sneak off, sneak out, squealer, steal, steal away, trespasser, turn over, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sneak\ (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked}
    (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS.
    sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel.
    sn[=i]kja to hanker after.]
    1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go
       meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to
       sneak away from company.
    
    
    
       You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away. --Dryden.
    
    2. To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with
       meanness and servility; to crouch.
    
    
  2. \Sneak\, v. t.
    To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner. [Obs.]
    ``[Slander] sneaks its head.'' --Wake.
    
    
  3. \Sneak\, n.
    1. A mean, sneaking fellow.
    
             A set of simpletons and superstitious sneaks.
                                                   --Glanvill.
    
    2. (Cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; --
       called also {grub}. [Cant] --R. A. Proctor.
    
    
 

 

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