1 intr; often foll by: along, off, in, etc. to move furtively
2 intr to behave in a cowardly or underhand manner
3 tr to bring, take, or put stealthily
Informal (chiefly Brit) to tell tales (esp. in schools)
6 intr; foll by: off, out, away, etc.
Informal to leave unobtrusively
7 a person who acts in an underhand or cowardly manner, esp. as an informer
a a stealthy act or movement
b (as modifier)
a sneak attack
9 (Brit) informal an unobtrusive departure (Old English snican to creep; from Old Norse snikja to hanker after)
n a screening of a film at an unexpected time to test audience reaction before its release
n a person who steals paltry articles from premises, which he enters through open doors, windows, etc.
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 cower, lurk, pad, sidle, skulk, slink, slip, smuggle, spirit, steal
2 (informal) grass on (Brit. slang) inform on, peach (slang) shop (slang, chiefly Brit.) sing (slang, chiefly U.S.) spill one's guts (slang) tell on (informal) tell tales
3 informer, snake in the grass, telltale
4 clandestine, furtive, quick, secret, stealthy, surprise
English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus
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