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sneak

sneak - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sneak

Definition
(noun) a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
Definition
(noun) someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
Synonyms : prowler , stalker

Definition
(noun) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
Definition
(verb) to go stealthily or furtively
Synonyms : creep , mouse , pussyfoot
Example Sentence
  • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

Definition
(verb) put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
Example Sentence
  • sneak a look
  • sneak a cigarette

Definition
(verb) make off with belongings of others
Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , pinch , purloin , snarf , swipe

Definition
(verb) pass on stealthily
Synonyms : slip
Example Sentence
  • He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

Definition
(adj) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Example Sentence
  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sneak

A snake always MOVES in a STEALTHY way..ie secretly
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by evapsmile

sneak= sn (tin) + eat(eat); The member of panchyat eat all the money for tin for poor ppl houses.
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by shaktipada

Remember that SNEAKER is a soft shoe worn for sports or casual walking, so u know what should SNEAK mean...to move quietly
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by adeelbutt

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