verb (used without object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
verb (used with object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
Origin of sneak
Examples from the Web for sneaked
One winter night, Posho Wembore sneaked into the exclusive whites-only club of the Hotel Pourquoi Pas?‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we sneaked The Matrix and the movie they gave us after was 10 Things I Hate About You.Joseph Gordon-Levitt on ‘Sin City’ and Why He Considers Himself a Male Feminist|Marlow Stern|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In his speech, the handsome Cranston said his first visit to Broadway was in 1977 to see Hair; he sneaked into the second act.
Somehow they strung together three wins in their conference tournament and sneaked into the Big Dance.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced|Ben Teitelbaum|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They sneaked into the garage claiming it was public property and accosted her.
I sneaked out of the office, followed by the broad smiles of every man in the place, and thus ended the first lesson.Danger Signals|John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Their purpose was to follow the course already taken by the waterbuck until they should have sneaked within better range.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
Then I found a door, sneaked it open and went silently down the steps.The Old Die Rich|Horace Leonard Gold
We waited some time without hearin any one pass us, and then we sneaked up along the edge of the ravine.Friar Tuck|Robert Alexander Wason
They were still at it when I sneaked out at a side door, and heah I am.The Big Drum|Arthur Pinero
- a stealthy act or movement
- (as modifier)a sneak attack
Word Origin for sneak
1550s (implied in sneakish), perhaps from some dialectal survival of Middle English sniken "to creep, crawl" (c.1200), related to Old English snican "to sneak along, creep, crawl," from Proto-Germanic *sneikanan, which is related to the root of snake (n.). Of feelings, suspicions, etc., from 1748. Transitive sense, "to partake of surreptitiously" is from 1883. Related: Sneaking. Sneak-thief first recorded 1859; sneak-preview is from 1938.
"a sneaking person; mean, contemptible fellow," 1640s, from sneak (v.).