Synonyms of sneak in English:


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1‘I sneaked out by the back exit’


creep, slink, steal, slip, slide, sidle, edge, move furtively, tiptoe, pussyfoot, pad, prowl

2‘someone sneaked a camera inside’


bring surreptitiously, take surreptitiously, bring secretly, take secretly, bring illicitly, take illicitly, smuggle, spirit, slip

3‘she sneaked a glance at her watch’


snatch, take a furtive …, take a stealthy …, take a surreptitious …, get furtively, get stealthily, get surreptitiously, steal

4‘it felt wrong, like sneaking to an adult’


inform, inform against, inform on, act as an informer, tell tales, tell tales on, report, give someone away, be disloyal, be disloyal to, sell someone out, stab someone in the back

squeal, squeal on, rat, rat on, blow the whistle, blow the whistle on, peach, peach on, snitch, snitch on, put the finger on, sell someone down the river, stitch someone up

grass, grass on, split, split on, shop

Scottish clype, clype on

North American rat someone out, finger, fink on, drop a dime on, drop the dime on

Australian pimp on, pool, put someone's pot on


1‘Ethel was the form sneak and goody-goody’


informer, betrayer, stool pigeon

snitch, finger, squealer, rat, whistle-blower, nose

grass, supergrass, nark, snout

Scottish clype

Northern Irish Scottish tout

North American fink, stoolie

Australian fizgig, pimp, shelf

archaic intelligencer, beagle


1‘a sneak thief’


furtive, secret, stealthy, sly, surreptitious, clandestine, covert

private, quick, surprise