verb (used without object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
verb (used with object), sneaked or snuck, sneak·ing.
Origin of sneak
Synonyms for sneak
Examples from the Web for snuck
War of the Worlds (1953) I snuck into a theatre with my older brother to see this one.
Later on, in the recall phase, another set of similar objects ("lures") was snuck in.Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory|Gregory Ferenstein|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's a nice surprise, then, that Lizzy Caplan snuck into the Best Actress race for her performance on Showtime's Masters of Sex.The Enraging Emmy Nominations: 20 Snubs and Surprises|Kevin Fallon|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But while McCartney was sipping a brandy, Lennon snuck up behind the future Sir Paul and clocked him on the back of the head.
The seeds of Strub's activism were sown as a child, when he snuck out of the house to watch May Day riots in Iowa City.
I wanted to find out what his game was an' when he run onto Long Bill I snuck up an' listened to their powwow.Prairie Flowers|James B. Hendryx
My dad ain't afraid of anything, so me and him both armed ourselves, and we snuck up to find out what had scared the hired girl.Chums of the Camp Fire|Lawrence J. Leslie
Cant see why all that fuss—more particular, why he snuck back here an tossed the knife through the bars after his bloody work.Dust of the Desert|Robert Welles Ritchie
But when she said, 'No Neal,' I snuck out and hid under de high-up carrigge seat and went along jus' de same.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
He snuck himself onto the roof of the grand hotel, which had a commanding view of the artificial savanna.Makers|Cory Doctorow
- 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.).