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Definitions of sneak

  1. make off with belongings of others
  2. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  3. to go stealthily or furtively; ".. stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  4. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; " a furtive manner"; " a lurking prowler"; " a sneak attack"; " stealthy footsteps"; " a surreptitious glance at his watch"; " someone skulking in the shadows"
  5. someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
  6. pass on stealthily; " He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
  7. put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner; " sneak a look"; " sneak a cigarette"
  8. 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.
  9. To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch.
  10. To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner.
  11. A mean, sneaking fellow.
  12. A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also grub.
  13. To creep or steal away privately or meanly; to act in mean and cowardly fashion.
  14. A mean, cowardly fellow.
  15. Sneaky, sneaking.
  16. To creep or steal away privately or meanly: to behave meanly.
  17. A mean, servile fellow.
  18. SNEAKING.
  19. SNEAKINGLY.
  20. A mean, poor spirited fellow.
  21. To creep slily or meanly; behave meanly.
  22. To move stealthily; act with covert cowardice.
  23. One who sneaks; a mean, cowardly fellow.
  24. Sneakly.
  25. A mean fellow.
  26. To creep or steal away privately, or meanly, as afraid or ashamed to be seen; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch; to truckle.
  27. To steal away privately; to withdraw meanly, as if afraid or ashamed to be seen; to act with meanness or servility; to truckle.
  28. A mean truckling fellow; a mean servile time- server.
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Usage examples for sneak

  1. " I feel myself such a cad," he began to Larry, " such a sneak ever to have doubted our Fox- Foot; but oh, Larry, things did look so against him." – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  2. A nice sneak you are! – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  3. We'll read it together, down in the hollow where poor Miss Sellimer's life was saved by Lahoma; then you two will go back to the cove, and leave me to sneak away to my hiding- place which may be near and may be far. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  4. I am merely interested to know how a sneak- thief looks when he meets-" he laughed; " the man he has robbed. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  5. But your father's daughter can be no sneak; as indeed I have already proved. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  6. Only for your sake, I dislike the fact that the sneak had entered here just now out of all times. – Andrea Delfin by Paul Heyse
  7. " Will you, gentlemen," said she, " stand by and see a young lady deserted by this sneak?" – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  8. I might have a chance to sneak a whole box. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  9. And he managed to sneak up on Krishna and Davey, and he knew that for once, he'd be in the position to throw the rocks. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  10. A plucked 'un's never a sneak. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  11. Where is the little sneak, anyhow? – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  12. What a sneak he must have been! – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. It was a hazy kind of comfort, I will concede, but I wrapped myself in it, and stole away out into the street to buy and sneak a Christmas tree up the back stairs. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  14. The storm came in time to prevent us from making an effort to get through the lines; but not sufficiently soon to stop us from setting loose that miserable scoundrel, Abel Hunt, and the sneak Horry Sims. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  15. At last he looked up at Amos, who had pressed him close to him and had lovingly kissed him, and cried out, Was there ever such a beastly, ungrateful sneak of a brother as I am? – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  16. I am no spy or sneak, said I. It is true I came here by chance; it is true Monsieur turned me off this morning. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  17. What call had ye to sneak around me- to make a fool o' me, an' shame me? – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  18. You thought you could sneak in here after all these years, because I was tied on the top of Jerusalem. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  19. He'd only do his best to pay you out for being a sneak. – Where Deep Seas Moan by E. Gallienne-Robin
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