Definition of Sneak up

1. Verb. Advance stealthily or unnoticed. "Age creeps up on you"

Exact synonyms: Creep Up
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress



Definition of Sneak up

1. Verb. To approach a person or animal without being seen or heard ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sneak Up

snazziest
snazzily
snazziness
snazztastic
snazzy
sneads
sneak
sneak(a)
sneak away
sneak in
sneak off
sneak out
sneak peek
sneak preview
sneak thief
sneak up (current term)
sneak up on
sneakbox
sneakboxes
sneaked
sneaker
sneakered
sneakerhead
sneakerheads
sneakerlike
sneakernet
sneakers
sneakeup
sneakeups
sneakier

Literary usage of Sneak up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Postal Salaries: Hearings, Sixty-sixth Congress, First [second] Session by United States, Congress, Joint Commission on Postal Salaries (1920)
"... a straw hat in the middle of the winter, and we sneak up the alley and say, "Boys, we can't help looking this way; we are letter carriers." [Laughter. ..."

2. The Red Badge of Courage and Four Stories by Stephen Crane (1997)
"“Tried to sneak up on me,” he said. “Tried to sneak up on me!” His eyes grew more baleful. As Potter made a slight movement, the man thrust his revolver ..."

3. The Way of the Eagle by Charles John Biddle (1919)
"Father in his last letter said he thought having a Hun sneak up under your tail would be ... Five Huns used the clouds to sneak up in our rear and above us, ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"It is therefore quite distinct from SNECK-UP, qv Todd has erroneously admitted sneak-up. To SNEAP. Probably the same as to sneb, snib, or snub, ..."

5. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"... and pretty well worn out; so he did not travel so far, when I jumped him, as formerly; but would sneak up among the highest peaks and glaciers and hide. ..."

6. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"It is therefore quite distinct from SNECK-UP, qv Todd has erroneously admitted sneak-up. To SNEAP. ..."

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