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English adjective: sneak

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


SamplesA furtive manner.
A sneak attack.
Stealthy footsteps.
A surreptitious glance at his watch.


Synonymsfurtive, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious


Similarconcealed


Antonymsunconcealed


English noun: sneak

1. sneak (person) a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. sneak (person) someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions


Synonymsprowler, stalker


Broader (hypernym)interloper, intruder, trespasser

3. sneak (person) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police


Synonymscanary, fink, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stool pigeon, stoolie, stoolpigeon


Broader (hypernym)betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer


English verb: sneak

1. sneak (motion) to go stealthily or furtively


Samples..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house.


ExamplesThe children sneak to the playground


Synonymscreep, mouse, pussyfoot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

2. sneak (social) put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner


SamplesSneak a look.
Sneak a cigarette.


ExamplesThey sneak the food to the people, They sneak the people the food, They sneak the parcel to their parents, They sneak them the parcel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. sneak (possession) make off with belongings of others


ExamplesThey sneak the money


Synonymsabstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, swipe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)steal

4. sneak (possession) pass on stealthily


SamplesHe slipped me the key when nobody was looking.


Synonymsslip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give, hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over









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