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Definition of SNEAK

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Sneak \Sneak\, v. t.
     To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner. [Obs.] "[Slander] sneaks its head." --Wake. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sneak \Sneak\, n.
     1. A mean, sneaking fellow.
        [1913 Webster]

              A set of simpletons and superstitious sneaks.
                                                    --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also {grub}. [Cant] --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sneak \Sneak\ (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[imac]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[imac]kja to hanker after.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

              You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

84 Moby Thesaurus words for "sneak":
     arrant coward, blackguard, caitiff, clandestine, couch, covert, cower, craven, crawl, creep, cringe, crouch, cur, dastard, devil, fink, furtive, glide, go on tiptoe, grass, grovel, gumshoe, heel, hole-and-corner, hush-hush, inch, inch along, informer, knave, lay wait, lie in wait, louse, lurk, nark, nightwalk, pad, poltroon, precious rascal, prowl, pussyfoot, quail, rapscallion, rascal, recreant, reptile, rogue, run, scalawag, scamp, scoundrel, scrabble, scramble, shadow, shirk, shithead, shyster, sidle, skulk, skunk, slide, slink, slip, slither, sly, smuggle, snake, sneaker, snitch, snook, spalpeen, stalk, steal, steal along, stealthy, stoolie, surreptitious, tippytoe, tiptoe, toad, undercover, villain, weasel, worm, worm along


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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