verb (used without object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
verb (used with object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
Origin of sneak
Synonyms for sneak
Related Words for sneakedslither, crawl, slink, evade, ambush, slip, hide, steal, smuggle, creep, cur, toad, coward, rascal, louse, dastard, cheater, snake, informer, skunk
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Contemporary Examples of 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
November 23, 2014
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
August 14, 2014
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
March 16, 2014
They sneaked into the garage claiming it was public property and accosted her.Inside Katie Holmes’s New Life
July 5, 2012
Historical Examples of sneaked
Must have been a coyote in here that sneaked off with your trousers, unless you have 'em on.Way of the Lawless
After they had sneaked off Wahb came down and returned to the Piney.The Biography of a Grizzly
There wasn't any, and he sneaked out again and went to bed—so Pete told me this morning.
He sneaked in just before I closed the office last night, and asked for a telegram.
I'll bet 'twas Kenelm; he'd sneaked over to get the umbrella.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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.).