snuck vs sneaked : Common Errors in English

About snuck vs sneaked

In American English “snuck” has become increasingly common as the past tense of “sneak.” This is one of many cases in whichpeople’s humorously self-conscious use of dialect has influencedothers to adopt it as standard and it is now often seen even insophisticated writing in the US But it is safer to use thetraditional form: “sneaked.”

snuck Meaning(s)

  • (v) to go stealthily or furtively
  • (n) someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
  • (n) someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  • (n) a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • (v) put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner
  • (v) make off with belongings of others
  • (v) pass on stealthily
  • (s) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed

snuck in News

  1. Crime Tracker: Woman Uses Home Security System To Rescue Kidnapped Teen

    KHQ.COM - A California woman used her home security system to rescue a teenage girl held at knife point inside her vehicle. The man snuck into the girl's car at a shopping center and hid in her backseat.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KHQ Spokane

  2. Area Golf News: American National still leads

    American National snuck past Thelen Heating 22.5-21.5 June 6 to remain atop the leaderboard of the Cragun's Legacy Courses men's league. Shep's on 6th scored a 33.5-10.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Brainerd Dispatch

  3. Pantless man bolted after fondling woman in NW Side alley: prosecutors

    A Northwest Side man snuck up on a woman and fondled her breasts as she walked to work early Monday morning before fleeing without his pants on, authorities said. Brandon Lott approached the 49-year-old woman from behind in an alley in the 4400 block of West Irving Park Road and cupped her breasts, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said. Lott, who turned 20 on Sunday ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Chicago Sun-Times

sneaked in News

  1. Davis: USMNT player ratings vs. Panama

    GK Tim Howard (7): Just a night at the office for Jurgen Klinsmann’s first choice in goal, with only some routine catches and one punch to manage until stoppage time. Howard was quick off his line to stuff Luis Tejada, who sneaked in behind the U.S. in the 92 nd minute.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: MSNBC

  2. Press Talk: Of the elderly, awards and speaking

    I sneaked into a World Elder Abuse Awareness Dance this week to — well — to try to get someone to dance with me.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: The Columbian

  3. Alarm scares off burglar in Westampton

    WESTAMPTON — A motion sensor alarm scared off a burglar who sneaked into a Greenwich Drive home Wednesday morning, police said Friday.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Burlington County Times

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