Sneaked
Sneak Sneak (sn[=e]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sneaked} (sn[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sneaking}.] [OE. sniken, AS. sn[=i]can to creep; akin to Dan. snige sig; cf. Icel. sn[=i]kja to hanker after.] 1. To creep or steal (away or about) privately; to come or go meanly, as a person afraid or ashamed to be seen; as, to sneak away from company. [1913 Webster]

You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To act in a stealthy and cowardly manner; to behave with meanness and servility; to crouch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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