how to pronounce sneak


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sneak is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of sneak in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as she gives us a sneak peek into the …”

meanings of sneak


  1. One who sneaks; one who moves stealthily to acquire an item or information.
  2. An informer; a tell-tale.
  3. A cheat; a con artist.
  4. A sneaker; a tennis shoe.
  5. The act of sneaking.
  6. A play where the quarterback receives the snap and immediately dives forward.
  7. A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter.


  1. To stealthily bring someone something.
  2. To creep or go stealthily; to come or go while trying to avoid detection, as a person who does not wish to be seen.
  3. To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.
  4. To take something stealthily without permission.
  5. To inform an authority of another's misdemeanours.


  1. In a stealthy or surreptitious manner.
  2. In advance; before release to the general public.

sneak frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sneak occurs in english on average 16.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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