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sneak up on

Definition of sneak up on

  1. 1 :  to approach (someone) quietly and secretly in order to avoid being noticed <Don't sneak up on me like that!>

  2. 2 :  to approach, happen, or develop without being noticed <My birthday really snuck up on me this year.> <This kind of problem can sneak up on you if you're not attentive.>



Word by Word Definitions

sneakplay
  1. :  to go stealthily or furtively :  slink

    :  to act in or as if in a furtive manner

    :  to carry the football on a quarterback sneak

  1. :  a person who acts in a stealthy, furtive, or shifty manner

    :  a stealthy or furtive move

    :  an unobserved departure or escape

  1. :  carried on secretly :  clandestine

    :  occurring without warning :  surprise

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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