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verb sneak pronunciation in American English /snik/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesneaking
past tensesneaked or snuck
past participlesneaked or snuck
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move somewhere quietly and secretly so that no one can see you or hear you

    She sneaked into the house by the back entrance.

    While his parents were busy, Joe snuck off to play.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to take someone or something secretly or illegally

    I snuck the book out of my father’s study.

    sneak someone something:

    She managed to sneak him another piece of cake.

    sneak someone/something into something:

    Let’s sneak some pizza into the movie.

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