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Sneak

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective sneak:

sneakystealthy

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb sneak:

swipeabstractsneakpinchhookcreepsliplift
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Definition of the noun sneak

What does sneak mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sneaks

  1. a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  2. someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
  3. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Alternative definition of the noun sneak

noun

  1. A mean, sneaking fellow.
  2. [obsolete] [cricket] A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter

Specialised definition of the noun sneak

Glossary of sports / American football

an attempt to advance the ball a short distance by diving forward immediately after receiving the snap (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective sneak

What does sneak mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: sneaker |

  1. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

Definition of the verb sneak

What does sneak mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
 sneakedsneakedsneakingsneaks
 snucksnucksneakingsneaks

  1. to go stealthily or furtively
  2. put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
    • examples: sneak a look | sneak a cigarette | They sneak the food to the people | They sneak the people the food | They sneak the parcel to their parents | They sneak them the parcel
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
  3. make off with belongings of others
  4. pass on stealthily
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Amanda shoved John the box | Nora sent me the book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Nora sent the book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]Amanda shuttled the children to school | Nora sent the book to London
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]TransCanada is shifting its HQ to Calgary from Toronto
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda shoved the box from the corner | Amanda shuttled her children from Philadelphia | Nora sent the book from Paris
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Amanda trucked the package from Philadelphia to her mother's house | Nora sent the book from Paris to London

      Verbs of Sending (with the same syntax): airmail, express, forward, hand, mail, pass, send, ship, slip, smuggle, transmit, wire.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of sneak: slip
    • more generic terms: give / hand / pass / pass on / reach / turn over = place into the hands or custody of

Alternative definition of the verb sneak

verb

  1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen;
  2. To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.

Character

Sneak is a fictional character from the 2001 film Battle Queen.

Music

  1. "Sneak" is a musical album of Emma Wall & The Urban Folk.
  2. "Sneak" is a composition.
  3. "Sneak" is a composition.

Writings

"Sneak" is an apocalyptic fiction novel written by Evan Angler and published in 2012. The second book in the Swipe series, it is aimed at a middle grade audience.

Phrases with Sneak

  1. sneak in
  2. sneak up
  3. sneak off
  4. sneak out
  5. sneak away
  6. Sneak Peek
  7. sneak thief
  8. Sneak Up on
  9. sneak preview

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sneak

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

snige, to sneak, to slink]. to steal away privately; to withdraw meanly, as if afraid or ashamed to be seen; to slink; to act with meanness or servility; to truckle; in OE., to hide; to conceal: N. a. mean truckling fellow; a mean servile time-server.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

' To SNEAK, v. n. [fnican, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

"To SNEAK. v. n. [snican, Saxon; shige, Daish. 1. To creep slily; to come or ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Finance and Distribution (2013)

A Guide for Independent Filmmakers by John W. Cones

“preview, screening, sneak preview,” “trade sneak,” “wordeofemouth sneak”). Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SM PTE) e A professional associae tion of sound, camera and film lab technicians who encourage the ...

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Quotes about Sneak

I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing. (Johnny Carson)
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Scrabble value of S1N1E1A1K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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