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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sneak


SNEAK, verb intransitive [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.

2. To speak roughly; to talk in rude murmuring terms. It is malicious and unmanly to snarly at the little lapses of a pen, from which Virgil himself stands not exempted.

SNEAK, verb transitive To hide. [Not in use.]

SNEAK, noun A mean fellow.