sneak-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: enter, exit, advance or move stealthily

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] SNEAK PP (NP3[location]) Includes: SNEAK AWAY, SNEAK IN, SNEAK OFF, SNEAK OUT, SNEAK UP
NOTE: Always involves an agent moving from point A to point B. Motion and/or location are often coded with a preposition.

Don't sneak away, mister, you still have to do the dishes.
He sneaked in from behind and jumped out at me.
After Mark yelled at him, Fido snuck off to the closet to hide.
Why do teenagers find it fun to sneak out at night and go cruising?
My boyfriend snuck up on me and surprised me with flowers.
They snuck around the flower garden and approached the manor from the rear.
Mr. Handley keeps seeing people sneaking around his property.

VerbNet: run-51.3.2-2
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: sneak.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
sneak_up 1
sneak_in 1
sneak_away 1
sneak_out 1
sneak_off 1

Sense Number 2: give, include or take surreptitiously

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent] SNEAK (PP) NP2[object] (PP) Includes: SNEAK IN, SNEAK OFF WITH
NOTE: Includes the subsense 'to steal'. The PP always occurs, but can occur before or after NP2 and usually doesn't encode motion in the way it does in sense 1. The emphasis is on NP2 not the motion of NP1 or 2.

The editor snuck several racist comments into the column.
Dave snuck the keys to me under the table.
'Shh! We snuck in all of Mary's birthday gifts last night!'
'Hey! That little girl just snuck off with my wallet!'
I paid the man to sneak the cat into the apartment.

VerbNet: send-11.1-1,steal-10.5-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: sneak.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
sneak_in 2