from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
- intransitive v. To behave in a cowardly or servile manner.
- transitive v. To move, give, take, or put in a quiet, stealthy manner: sneak candy into one's mouth; sneaked a look at the grade sheet.
- n. A person regarded as stealthy, cowardly, or underhanded.
- n. An instance of sneaking; a quiet, stealthy movement.
- n. Informal A sneaker.
- adj. Carried out in a clandestine manner: sneak preparations for war.
- adj. Perpetrated without warning: a sneak attack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mean, sneaking fellow.
- n. An informer; a tell-tale; a grass.
- n. , (cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter
- v. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen;
- v. To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.
- v. To inform an authority about another's misdemeanours; to tell tales; to grass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mean, sneaking fellow.
- n. A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also grub.
- intransitive v. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen.
- intransitive v. To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch.
- transitive v. To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To creep or steal about privately; go furtively, as if afraid or ashamed to be seen; slink.
- To behave with meanness and servility; crouch; truckle.
- To steal; pilfer. See sneak-thief.
- To hide; conceal in a furtive or cowardly manner.
- n. A mean, contemptible fellow; one who has recourse to mean and cowardly methods; a person of selfish and cowardly temper and conduct.
- n. A petty thief. See sneak-thief and area-sneak.
- n. In cricket, a ball bowled along the ground; a grub.
- n. In whist, a singleton lead.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
- adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
- v. to go stealthily or furtively
- v. pass on stealthily
- v. make off with belongings of others
- n. someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
- n. someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
- n. a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
All of this creates an image, a picture of a regime that would want, if not to actually acquire nuclear weapons tomorrow, to be within what we call a sneak-out or breakout capacity, where once that government makes the decision to make a bomb, it can make a bomb very, very quickly.
Vanity Fair magazine on Wednesday offered what it called a "sneak peek" at its 72nd list of the year's style icons, with just the best-of women and men.
At a news conference, Thompson said she was hiring a law firm to challenge the bankruptcy filing, which she called a "sneak attack" by council members.
"A quarterback sneak is as elementary as it gets, and to not be able to get a few inches on fourth down, that's inexcusable."
What you do is get a group of dogs that bark and corner the pig into a corner then you sneak from the back and shishkebab him in the neck with your knife, then run out of there as quick as possible.
#1 POSTED BY Ross McG, Aug 18th, 2009 3: 50 am cracking list, cant really argue with the top choice, and good to see Patrick Bergin sneak in there as well. would maybe have to find room for a few others:
Here we go again – sneak it in through the back door like they did the health care debacle.
John Parker Wilson had converted a fourth-and-1 with a quarterback sneak from the Kentucky 46 to keep the drive alive.
Wells, who has been wearing a lineman's shoe to protect his injured foot, gained 13 more yards on three carries, and Pryor added another first down on a third-and-1 sneak from the 15 with under 2 minutes to play.
The Eagles answered quickly, taking a 17-14 lead on McNabb's sneak from the 1.
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