HyperDic: sneak

English > 8 senses of the word sneak:
VERBmotionsneak, mouse, creep, pussyfootto go stealthily or furtively
socialsneakput, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
possessionsneak, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, filch, nobble, liftmake off with belongings of others
possessionsneak, slippass on stealthily
ADJECTIVEallsneak, furtive, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitiousmarked by quiet and caution and secrecy
NOUNperson sneaka person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
person sneak, prowler, stalkersomeone who prowls or sneaks about
person sneak, fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneaker, canarysomeone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
sneak > pronunciation
Soundssniy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > sneak: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed.
Example "a sneak attack"
Synonymsfurtive, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
Spanishacechante, furtiva, furtivo, sigiloso, solapado, subrepticia, subrepticio
Nounssneaksomeone who prowls or sneaks about
sneaka person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
English > sneak: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible.
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Adjectivessneakmarked by quiet and caution and secrecy
sneakymarked by deception
English > sneak: 8 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions.
Synonymsprowler, stalker
Broaderintruder, interloper, trespassersomeone who intrudes / intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
Spanishmerodeador, rondador
Catalanrondador, rondaire, saltamarges
Adjectivessneak, sneakymarked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Verbssneakto go stealthily or furtively
English > sneak: 8 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone acting as an informer or decoy for the police.
Synonymsfink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneaker, canary
Broaderinformer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabberOne who reveals confidential information in return for money
Spanishcanario, delator, infiltrado, informante, malsín, soplón
Catalandelator, espieta, soplón
English > sneak: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTo go stealthily or furtively.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelThe children sneak to the playground
Example"..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
Synonymsmouse, creep, pussyfoot
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
See alsosneak away, sneak outleave furtively and stealthily
Spanishcaminar de puntillas, escabullirse
Catalananar de puntetes, escapolir-se, esquitllar-se
Nounssneaksomeone who prowls or sneaks about
English > sneak: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningput, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey sneak the parcel to their parents; They sneak them the parcel; They sneak the food to the people; They sneak the people the food
Examples
  • "sneak a look"
  • "sneak a cigarette"
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishescabullirse
Catalanescapolir-se, esquitllar-se
English > sneak: 8 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningMake off with belongings of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey sneak the money
Synonymspilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, filch, nobble, lift
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishafanar, atrapar, birlar, enganchar, guindar, hurtar, mangar, quitar, robar
Catalanfurtar, pispar, robar
English > sneak: 8 senses > verb 4, possession
MeaningPass on stealthily.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymslip
Broaderpass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, giveplace into the hands or custody of
Spanishdelizar

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