Definitions for: Sneak


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Sneak, v. t.
To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner. [Obs.]
``[Slander] sneaks its head.'' --Wake.


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.

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

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