What does sneak mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sneak.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneak(noun)

    a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible

  2. prowler, sneak, stalker(noun)

    someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

  3. fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary(adj)

    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

  4. furtive, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious(verb)

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

    "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"

  5. sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively

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

  6. sneak(verb)

    put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner

    "sneak a look"; "sneak a cigarette"

  7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

  8. slip, sneak(verb)

    pass on stealthily

    "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"


  1. sneak(Noun)

    A mean, sneaking fellow.

  2. sneak(Noun)

    An informer; a tell-tale; a grass.

  3. sneak(Noun)

    , A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter

  4. sneak(Verb)

    To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen;

    to sneak away from company.

  5. sneak(Verb)

    To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.

  6. sneak(Verb)

    (informal, especially with on) To inform an authority about another's misdemeanours; to tell tales; to grass.

    If you sneak on me I'll bash you!

  7. Origin: From Middle English sniken ("to creep, crawl"), related to Old English snican ("to desire, reach for sneakily"), from Proto-Germanic *sneikanan, which is related to the root of snake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sneak(verb)

    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

  2. Sneak

    to act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch

  3. Sneak(verb)

    to hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner

  4. Sneak(noun)

    a mean, sneaking fellow

  5. Sneak(noun)

    a ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also grub

  6. Origin: [OE. sniken, AS. sncan to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. snkja to hanker after.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sneak

    snēk, v.i. to creep or steal away privately or meanly: to behave meanly.—v.t. (slang) to steal.—n. a mean, servile fellow: a mean thief.—ns. Sneak′-cup (Shak.), one who balks his glass: a cowardly, insidious scoundrel; Sneak′er.—adj. Sneak′ing, mean, crouching: secret, underhand, not openly avowed.—adv. Sneak′ingly.—ns. Sneak′ingness, Sneak′iness, the quality of being sneaking: meanness; Sneaks′by (obs.), a sneak.—adj. Sneak′y, somewhat sneaking. [A.S. snícan, to creep; Dan. snige. Cf. Snake.]

Anagrams for sneak »

  1. akens

  2. snake, Snake

  3. Snake


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneak in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sneak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johnny Carson:

    I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.

  2. Curt Simmons:

    Throwing a fastball to Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.

  3. Louis Aronne:

    This shows that the highly desired foods can be a part of a diet if we sneak them in there.

  4. Andrea Lafferty:

    They tried to sneak it through, they are trying to go around parents. It’s a political agenda.

  5. Netflix Inc:

    Due to a technical glitch, some Frank Underwood fans got a sneak peak, he'll be back on Netflix on Feb. 27.

Images & Illustrations of sneak

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Translations for sneak

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Kriecherin, Duckmäuser, schleichen, Duckmäuserin, KriecherGerman
  • moverse con sigilo, esconder, pillo, escabullirSpanish
  • ilmiantaa, hiippari, hiippailija, hiippailla, hiiviskellä, laverrella, piileksiä, antaa ilmi, hämärämies, hiipiä, pihistää, näpistää, piilotella, piileskelläFinnish
  • piquer, resquiller, dissimuler, masquer, faucher, cacher, planquerFrench
  • wegsluipen, gluiperd, sluipen, rondsluipenDutch
  • snike, snikNorwegian
  • smygaSwedish
  • trộmVietnamese

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