The little boy snuck a brownie hoping that nobody would notice one missing.
An example of snuck is a teenage girl who's climbed out of her bedroom window after her parents have gone to bed.
- (chiefly North America) Simple past tense and past participle of sneak.
- I snuck into the theater because the movie had already started.
- See sneak for notes on sneaked vs snuck.
The irregular form snuck originated by analogy of struck for the past of strike. Snuck was originally limited to a few dialects, but is now very widespread (especially in American English) and is recognized by most dictionaries. The word is now one of the best examples of irregularization of a regular verb, along with dove.
- Maybe you snuck up here and helped hustle along your sweetie on her trip to never-never land.
- That was the second time this week someone had snuck up on him.
- He wasn't exactly babysitting... she wasn't that young, but he snuck off someplace and she was taken.
- A comfortable bed replaced the cot utilized in Peabody and absolute darkness proved more conducive to sleep than the leaked light that often snuck into our old quarters.
- They snuck around and found my name and began to push me, claiming public interest, national security, and all that bull shit.