Definition for SNEAK

SNEAK, v.i. [Sax. snican; Dan. sniger, to creep, or move softly. See Snake.]

  1. To creep or steal away privately; to withdraw meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company; to sneak into a corner or behind a screen. You skulk'd behind the fence, and sneak'd away. – Dryden.
  2. To behave with meanness and servility; to crouch; to truckle. Will sneaks a scriv'ner, an exceeding knave. – Pope.

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