Sneak

Definition of Sneak

Pronunciation: snēk
v. i.1.To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company.
[imp. & p. p. Sneaked (snēkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sneaking.]
You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away.
- Dryden.
2.To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch.
v. t.1.To hide, esp. in a mean or cowardly manner.
n.1.A mean, sneaking fellow.
A set of simpletons and superstitious sneaks.
- Glanvill.
2.(Cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; - called also grub.

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