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sneak

Synonyms and Antonyms of sneak

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!"
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sneak

Synonyms and Antonyms of sneak

1 to move about in a sly or secret manner
  • the little kids sneak around upstairs when they're supposed to be in bed
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2 to introduce in a gradual, secret, or clever way
  • sneak the topic into the conversation any way you can
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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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