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Definition 1: someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is a kind of ...) one who reveals confidential information in return for money

Definition 2: someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is a kind of ...) someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission

Definition 3: a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible - [noun denoting person]

(sneak is a kind of ...) a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

Definition 4: to go stealthily or furtively - [verb of motion]

Samples where sneak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

Definition 5: make off with belongings of others - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is a kind of ...) take without the owner's consent

"Someone stole my wallet on the train" "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

Definition 6: pass on stealthily - [verb of possession]

Samples where sneak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slipped me the key when nobody was looking

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

Samples where sneak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sneak a look
  • sneak a cigarette

(sneak is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 8: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sneak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a furtive manner
  • a sneak attack
  • stealthy footsteps
  • a surreptitious glance at his watch

Synonyms for sneak in the sense of this definition

(sneak is similar to ...) hidden on any grounds for any motive

"a concealed weapon" "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"

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