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sneak

sneak

 
pronunciation:
snik
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sneaked, sneaking, sneaks, snuck
definition 1: to move quietly and stealthily.
The burglar sneaked through the house.He sneaked into his sister's room and read her diary.The woman sneaked past the guard and into the private collection.
synonyms:
prowl, skulk, steal, tiptoe
similar words:
creep, lurk, pad, pussyfoot, slide, slink, slip
definition 2: to behave as though one has something to hide or be ashamed of.
Why must you sneak? You have nothing to be ashamed of.
synonyms:
slink
similar words:
sidle, skulk
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to move, put, bring, or take in a furtive or sly manner.
They sneaked a glance at the confidential files.He tried to sneak another piece of cake.
synonyms:
steal
similar words:
cop, filch, palm, slip, smuggle, spirit
 
part of speech: noun
definition: someone who is cowardly, dishonest, or stealthy; untrustworthy person.
That dirty sneak told the whole office about our plan.
synonyms:
craven, dastard