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, report, give someone away, sell someone out, stab someone in the back

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

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

British informal put the finger on, sell someone down the river, stitch someone up

British informal shop


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


informer, betrayer, stool pigeon

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

British informal grass, supergrass, nark, snout

Scottish British informal clype

Scottish Northern Irish British informal tout

North American British informal fink, stoolie

Australian British informal fizgig, pimp, shelf

British archaic, informal intelligencer, beagle


1‘a sneak thief’


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

private, quick, surprise