Sneap vs Sneak - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between sneap and sneak
is that sneap
is turnip while sneak
is one who sneaks; one who moves stealthily to acquire an item or information.
As a verb sneak is
to creep or go stealthily; to come or go while trying to avoid detection, as a person who does not wish to be seen.
As an adjective sneak is
in advance; before release to the general public.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
* (l) (obsolete), (l) (dialectal),
(dialectal) To check; reprove abruptly; reprimand; rebuke; chide.
(dialectal) To nip; bite; pinch; blast; blight.
- (Bishop Hall)
(dialectal) To thwart; offend.
(colloquial) To put someone's nose out of joint; offend.
- (Shakespeare) - King Ferdinand of Navarre; Berowne is like an envious sneaping frost, That bites the first born infants of the spring. - Line 100 from Love's Labour's Lost
- She was sneaped when she wasn't invited to his party.
(obsolete) A reprimand; a rebuke.
- My lord, I will not undergo this sneap without reply.
One who sneaks; one who moves stealthily to acquire an item or information.
A cheat; a con artist; a trickster
- My little brother is such a sneak - yesterday I caught him trying to look through my diary.
An informer; a tell-tale.
(obsolete, cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; a daisy-cutter
- I can't believe I gave that sneak $50 for a ticket when they were selling for $20 at the front gate.
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 take something stealthily without permission.
- He decided to sneak into the kitchen for a second cookie while his mom was on the phone.
(dated) To hide, especially in a mean or cowardly manner.
- I went to sneak a chocolate but my dad caught me.
(informal, especially with on) To inform an authority about another's misdemeanours; to tell tales; to grass.
- [Slander] sneaks its head.
- If you sneak on me I'll bash you!
* The past and past participle snuck'' is primarily found in North American English, where it originated in the late 19th century as a dialectal form. It is still regarded as informal by some, but its use appears to be increasing in frequency and acceptability. It is occasionally found in British and Australian/Hiberno-English, too, though regarded as an American form. (See
Oxford Dictionaries, ''The Cambridge Guide to English Usage'', ''Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary'', ''Webster's New World College Dictionary .)
* To sneak'' (take) something is not the same as to ''steal'' something. In this sense, ''sneak'' typically implies trying to avoid a supervisor's or guardian's mild displeasure or mild discipline, while ''steal indicates a more serious action and often the person stealing does not know the owner of the item being stolen.
* sneak peek
* sneak preview
* sneak thief
* sneak away
* sneak in
* sneak off
* sneak out
* sneak up/sneak up on
* sneak around
In advance; before release to the general public.
In a stealthy or surreptitious manner.
- The company gave us a sneak look at their new electronic devices.
- I was able to get a sneak peek at the guest list.
* sneak peek
* sneak preview