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"sneaky" in British English

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sneakyadjective

uk   us   /ˈsniː.ki/
doing things in a ​secret and ​unfair way: a sneaky ​plan UK used to ​describe something you do, ​eat, or ​drinkespecially when you do it without ​telling anyone or when you should not really do it: She ​snuck out for a sneaky ​cigarette. There's always the ​temptation to take a sneaky ​peek at the ​presents under the ​Christmastree.
sneakily
adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.li/
I sneakily ​looked in her ​diary when she was out last ​night.
(Definition of sneaky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sneaky" in American English

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sneakyadjective

 us   /ˈsni·ki/
secretive or ​dishonest: sneaky ​tricks a sneaky way to ​raisetaxes
(Definition of sneaky from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sneaky”
in Chinese (Simplified) 偷偷摸摸的, 鬼鬼祟祟的…
in Turkish gizli, sinsi, yılan gibi…
in Russian тайный, сделанный исподтишка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偷偷摸摸的, 鬼鬼祟祟的…
in Polish podstępny…
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