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sneak

adjective

sneak

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sneak

  1. someone who acts in a sly and secret manner “Why, you little sneak,” the mother exclaimed, “you made my birthday present right under my nose!” Synonyms of sneak lurker, skulk, skulker, slyboots, sneaker Words Related to sneak skunk, snake, weasel; sharper, sharpie (or sharpy), slicker, swindler; snoop, snooper, spy; stalker


sneak

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sneak

  1. 1 to move about in a sly or secret manner the little kids sneak around upstairs when they're supposed to be in bed Synonyms of sneak lurk, mooch, mouse, pussyfoot, shirk, skulk, slide, slink, slip, snake, steal Words Related to sneak crawl, creep, edge, inch, worm; ghost, pad, tiptoe

  2. 2 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way sneak the topic into the conversation any way you can Synonyms of sneak infiltrate, slip, insinuate, wind, work in, worm, wriggleWords Related to sneak creep, edge, wiggle; insert, interpolate, interpose, introduce

Synonym Discussion of sneak

lurk, skulk, slink, sneak mean to behave so as to escape attention. lurk implies a lying in wait in a place of concealment and often suggests an evil intent.
    • suspicious men lurking in alleyways
skulk suggests more strongly cowardice or fear or sinister intent.
    • something skulking in the shadows
slink implies moving stealthily often merely to escape attention.
    • slunk around the corner
sneak may add an implication of entering or leaving a place or evading a difficulty by furtive or underhanded methods.
    • sneaked out early


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