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sneak is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of sneak pronunciation
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
One who sneaks; one who moves stealthily to acquire an item or information.
An informer; a tell-tale.
A cheat; a con artist.
A sneaker; a tennis shoe.
The act of sneaking.
A play where the quarterback receives the snap and immediately dives forward.
A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter.
To stealthily bring someone something.
To creep or go stealthily; to come or go while trying to avoid detection, as a person who does not wish to be seen.
To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.
To take something stealthily without permission.
To inform an authority of another's misdemeanours.
In a stealthy or surreptitious manner.
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.