(noun, adjective, verb)


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

- a sneak attack

Similar word(s): concealed, furtive, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious

Sentences with sneak as an adjective:

- The company gave us a sneak look at their new electronic devices.

- I was able to get a sneak peek at the guest list.


1. a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible

Definition categories: person

2. someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions

Similar word(s): prowler, stalker

Definition categories: person, interloper, intruder, trespasser

3. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Similar word(s): canary, fink, sneaker, snitch, snitcher, stoolie

Definition categories: person, betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer

Sentences with sneak as a noun:

- My little brother is such a sneak - yesterday I caught him trying to look through my diary.

- I can't believe I gave that sneak $50 for a ticket when they were selling for $20 at the front gate.


1. to go stealthily or furtively

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

Similar word(s): creep, mouse, pussyfoot

Definition categories: motion, walk

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

- sneak a look

- sneak a cigarette

Definition categories: social, act, move

3. make off with belongings of others

Similar word(s): abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, swipe

Definition categories: possession, rip, steal

4. pass on stealthily

Similar word(s): slip

Definition categories: possession, give, hand, pass, reach

Sentences with sneak as a verb:

- He decided to sneak into the kitchen for a second cookie while his mom was on the phone.

- I went to sneak a chocolate but my dad caught me.

- If you sneak on me I'll bash you!