In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbsneaked, snuck
1(smuggle)he sneaked it through customs — lo pasó de contrabando (por la aduana)
- I sneaked the bottle into the room under my coat — entré en la sala con la botella escondida bajo el abrigo
- he sneaked the files out of the office — sacó los archivos de la oficina a escondidas / a hurtadillas
- she was caught trying to sneak him in without paying — la pillaron tratando de colarlo sin pagar
- I'm glad I snuck him some steak juice off the plate tonight.
- I later learned that if he had kept quiet about having the puppy, my dad could have snuck her onto the plane with him.
- He got the backing of a church and they sneaked him out of the country, disguised as a priest.
- I would just pay someone to sneak me across the Mexican border.
- My parents use to sneak me into jazz clubs when I was underage
- So, you know, to sneak someone onto a cruise ship, that would be almost an impossibility.
- She had forced me on a veggie diet, but every night, Robert snuck me some real food.
- However, the little fool went and evaded us all and snuck you away to his old home.
- Mom would sneak me into all sorts of contests for kids like me.
- But the good bit was, my uncle and aunty were there, and they snuck us into the VIP area.
- I sneaked her across to the west wing of the mansion, and up the flight of stairs.
- If this significant other is not from said hostel then sneaking her in is quite a problem.
- If you're riding a hold-up horse or a doubtful stayer you have to sneak him round, taking the shortest route around the inside and keeping him as relaxed and switched-off as possible.
- I snuck him some of my food, and he thanked me, but he only ate it to please me I think.
- Anna sneaks us onto the tube with her pass, something I would never do when sober.
- I'm not entirely sure how we ended up back in my room, how I snuck him there, but we did, and no one else was in there.
- The nurse sneaked me biscuits which are still in my bag.
- I hoped that lofty ambition alone might sneak me through to the finals.
- I agreed and we snuck him down the hallway and into his room.
- My parents had to hide me for 3 years before they snuck me out of the country.
2(take furtively)we caught him sneaking a drink — lo pillamos bebiendo a escondidas
- to sneak a look at sth/sb — mirar algo/a algn con disimulo / subrepticiamente
intransitive verbsneaked, snuck
1(go furtively)to sneak in/out — entrar/salir a hurtadillas
- to sneak away — escabullirse
- he managed to sneak past the guard — logró pasar sin que el guardia se diera cuenta
- If he could sneak past anyone lingering in the hallway, he'd be in the clear to read any file he liked.
- Similarly, fortifying border patrols to thwart anyone from sneaking in won't do much.
- All the missions you're sent on involve sneaking around, stealing, kidnapping and killing without being detected.
- A few stragglers return from lunch, and the April afternoon clouds are too threatening to tempt anyone to sneak out for an early tee time.
- They snuck stealthily down the street until they came to a store.
- At least they managed to sneak in actual ballet moves and some of Tchaikovsky's music, so it isn't a total loss.
- They also had searchlights encase anyone tried to sneak out during the night.
- I couldn't think of why anyone would be sneaking around; I was already pretty much helpless as far as they were concerned.
- She doesn't have to sneak out, beat anyone up, or anything like that.
- One extreme is to take your time to plan, be stealthy and sneak around in the dark to avoid all confrontation.
- Anyone trying to sneak out a few minutes early will be hard pressed to leave before the ‘real’ ending.
- But it's also just as much about sneaking, stealth, hiding, and disguising.
- But if you are a chameleon, you can sneak in and move ahead with the furtiveness required in one-day cricket.
- As her group moved forward, she snuck behind a building and waited for the footsteps of her group to fade away.
- In the run-up to the finals, police at airports, rail stations and ports will be on the look-out for anyone trying to sneak to Portugal.
- They stealthily sneak back onto the path, not talking as they walk to the town.
- She sneaks upstairs and moves through the hall way to her room.
- He flattened underneath window and used his stealth power to sneak around to the back.
- She grinned as she began sneaking stealthily up on a boy her age sitting on the picnic table under the large oak tree the school was built around.
- Somehow, they managed to sneak in without anyone noticing them.
2British informal(tell tales)acusarir con cuentos informalchivarse Spain informalto sneak on sb — acusar a algn
- As I passed the house a third and final time, I managed to sneak a peek through the gap in the trees.
- Maybe I could sneak them the key, but how would I obtain it?
- I sneaked a look at her and saw the utter disappointment in her face.
- As we ate, I sneaked one or two discreet glances at him.
- She noticed me looking from the other side of the bar, smiled shyly and blushed, before sneaking another glance my way as she turned her back.
- She continued to read silently, her eyes glancing upwards to sneak a peek at Zach.
- Then it continued to be somewhat smoke free as she snuck cigarettes outside or in the garage.
- He resumed his eye-search of the room, and snuck a glance back at the short blonde girl he'd noticed earlier.
- All he could see was this fake white beard and tell from certain furtive movements that Grampa was trying to sneak a peek at him without being noticed.
- This is a conservative measure because it assumes the nesting male does not obtain any fitness from sneaked spawns.
- Raymond glanced up from his plate, sneaking a peek at Amy before moving his eyes towards Lana.
- That means they won't be able to sneak wins with a single goal.
- Another intense rally opens the third game of the set and the American just sneaks the point.
- My legs have become fidgety and my glance goes against my own will as it sneaks its way in his direction.
- What seems to have happened then is that someone sneaked to the authorities.
- If we got the penalty or a goal somewhere we might have sneaked a draw, and if we had got our backsides out of it we would have learned so much again and it would have been great but it wasn't to be.
- He stands there nodding to every word Mrs. Miller says while sneaking glances around the office, searching for someone to take his place.
- Her voice died out and she snuck a glance back toward the wanderer, his eyes were still on the road ahead showing no expressions.
- From this new position, he sneaks covert glances across the aisle at her soft profile.
- He put an arm around Ashley and led her away, sneaking a glance back at the pillar to make sure that Britney got away without being seen.
- I glanced at the nervous looking boy who kept on sneaking glanced towards Marah.
1soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informalacusete feminine informalacusón masculine Latin America informalacusona feminine Latin America informalchivato masculine Spain informalchivata feminine Spain informal
- Now he was a great big, ugly, bucktoothed guy, a real creepola, with sneaky eyes and, you guessed it, a well-earned reputation for being a sneak.
- Biographers were ever the under-belly of the literary world, patronised because they weren't epic poets or triple-decker novelists, and demonised as gossips and sneaks.
- The sneak from behind the bicycle shed is preparing his most squalid betrayal of Britain yet.
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