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Synonyms for sneak

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sneak(noun)

    a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible

    canary, stalker, stoolpigeon, snitch, stool pigeon, sneaker, snitcher, fink, stoolie, prowler


  2. prowler, sneak, stalker(noun)

    someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

    canary, stalker, stoolpigeon, snitch, stool pigeon, sneaker, snitcher, fink, stoolie, prowler


  3. fink, snitch, snitcher, stoolpigeon, stool pigeon, stoolie, sneak, sneaker, canary(adj)

    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

    fink, stool pigeon, pilferer, canary bird, stoolie, canary, tennis shoe, canary yellow, stalker, sneaker, stoolpigeon, sneak thief, snitch, prowler, snitcher, gym shoe


  4. furtive, sneak(a), sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious(verb)

    marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

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


  5. sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)

    to go stealthily or furtively

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

    cower, cabbage, filch, slip, fawn, snarf, purloin, crawl, grovel, nobble, cringe, pinch, hook, lift, swipe, pussyfoot, creep, mouse, pilfer, abstract


  6. sneak(verb)

    put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner

    "sneak a look"; "sneak a cigarette"

    nobble, hook, pussyfoot, creep, mouse, cabbage, pilfer, filch, slip, pinch, purloin, lift, snarf, swipe, abstract


  7. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

    elevate, snitch, rook, mouse, hook, top, victimize, nobble, uprise, arise, cop, cabbage, repeal, abstract, kidnap, vellicate, crimp, snarf, lift, con, vacate, defraud, hornswoggle, reverse, pussyfoot, go up, plagiarise, bring up, airlift, raise, rob, plume, revoke, pilfer, accost, overcharge, knock off, rise, abduct, move up, thieve, addict, crochet, filch, get up, squeeze, gyp, swindle, come up, creep, diddle, pinch, wind, pluck, swipe, solicit, countermand, bunco, twitch, rear, soak, rustle, hoist, short-change, goldbrick, snatch, purloin, scam, tweet, snare, face-lift, fleece, mulct, gip, plagiarize, gazump, surcharge, twinge, rescind, annul, slip, overturn, glom


  8. slip, sneak(verb)

    pass on stealthily

    "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"

    slide, slip, steal, filch, slew, snarf, slue, pinch, swipe, skid, purloin, slip one's mind, drop away, cabbage, nobble, pilfer, pussyfoot, hook, luxate, lift, dislocate, splay, drop off, fall away, creep, mouse, mistake, err, abstract


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sneak

    slink, skulk, steal away, lurk, cringe, crouch, truckle

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sneak(v. n.)

    skulk, lurk, slink, peak, steal away, sneak off, slink away

  2. sneak(v. n.)

    crouch, truckle

  3. sneak(n.)

    shirk, lurker, mean fellow

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sneak(v)

    skulk, slink, lurk, snoop

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sneaking, infiltrate, infiltration

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How to use sneak in a sentence?

  1. Christina Tosi:

    Sometimes, brown-butter Rice Krispie Treats sneak in and try to start trying to pull me out of quiet ‘me time,’ it’s not the worst thing in the world, but it happens. I believe that there’s plenty of time for any and every relationship that I might need or want to feed in a day, as long as I set realistic expectations, communicate and forgive myself when I fall short.

  2. Andrea Lafferty:

    They tried to sneak it through, they are trying to go around parents. It’s a political agenda.

  3. Robert Menendez:

    You can be certain the mullahs (Iran's leaders) are not going to call us in Washington when they decide to breach the agreement. They're going to sneak out, covertly, gradually over time, when they think we're not looking.

  4. Bill Lilly:

    This didnt need to happen, i couldve avoided it, but we couldve had help in avoiding this thing, too, because we werent trying to sneak anything by anyone. We were just trying to give the kid the option we thought he had, and now he doesnt have it.

  5. Abdulkerim Hannura:

    People are coming to the border and want to cross into Syria with the hope that they can sneak their relatives back into Turkey, we are trying to save our relatives, our families.

Translations for sneak

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  • Kriecherin, Duckmäuser, schleichen, Duckmäuserin, KriecherGerman
  • moverse con sigilo, esconder, pillo, escabullirSpanish
  • ilmiantaa, hiippari, hiippailija, hiippailla, hiiviskellä, laverrella, piileksiä, antaa ilmi, hämärämies, hiipiä, pihistää, näpistää, piilotella, piileskelläFinnish
  • piquer, resquiller, dissimuler, masquer, faucher, cacher, planquerFrench
  • REPOLatin
  • wegsluipen, gluiperd, sluipen, rondsluipenDutch
  • snike, snikNorwegian
  • a strecuraRomanian
  • ябедаRussian
  • smygaSwedish
  • trộmVietnamese
  • 潜行Chinese

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