English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sneak /sni:k/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- người hay vụng trộm, người hay lén lút, người hay ném đá giấu tay; người đáng khinh, người hẹn hạ
- (ngôn ngữ nhà trường), (từ lóng) đứa hớt lẻo, đức mách lẻo
- (thể dục,thể thao) bóng đi sát mặt đất (crickê)
- nội động từ
- trốn, lén
- to sneak off (away): trốn đi, lén đi
- to sneak in: lẻn vào
- (ngôn ngữ nhà trường), (từ lóng) mách lẻo
- ngoại động từ
- (ngôn ngữ nhà trường), (từ lóng) ăn cắp, xoáy
- to sneak out of
- lén lút lẩn tránh (công việc...)
+a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
+someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
+someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
+to go stealthily or furtively
+put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
+make off with belongings of others
+pass on stealthily
+marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Advanced English Dictionary
1 lurk, slink, steal, creep, skulk, cower, lurk, pad, prowl, sidle, Colloq pussyfoot:
We caught Francis sneaking about the house last night.
2 informer, Colloq tattle-tale, Brit grass, Slang stool-pigeon, snitch, Brit and Australian nark, US stoolie, Chiefly US and Canadian fink, ratfink, US shoo-fly:
Frank picked up a little money acting as a sneak for the police.
verb, noun, adjective
Help Note: The usual past form is sneaked, but snuck is now very common in informal speech in AmE and some people use it in BrE too. However, many people consider it incorrect and it should not be used in formal writing.
1 [V +adv./prep.] to go somewhere secretly, trying to avoid being seen: What are you doing sneaking around out there? + Did you sneak into my room while I was asleep?
2 to do sth or take sb/sth somewhere secretly, often without permission: [VN] We sneaked a look at her private diary. + I was caught sneaking my kitten into the school. + At last we were able to sneak a moment alone together. + [VN, VNN] I managed to sneak a note to him. + I managed to sneak him a note.
3 [VN] (informal) to secretly take sth small or unimportant: I sneaked a cake when they were out of the room.
4 [V] ~ (on sb) (to sb) (old-fashioned, BrE, disapproving) to tell an adult that another child has done sth wrong, especially in order to cause trouble
Did you sneak on me to the teacher?
Phrasal Verbs: sneak up (on sb/sth) to move towards sb very quietly so that they do not see or hear you until you reach them: He sneaked up on his sister and shouted 'Boo!'.
+ noun (old-fashioned, BrE, disapproving) a person, especially a child, who tells sb about sth wrong that another person has done
+ adjective [only before noun] done without any warning: a sneak attack / raid
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