snuck

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Verb[edit]

snuck

  1. (chiefly North America) simple past tense and past participle of sneak
    I snuck into the theater because the movie had already started.

Usage notes[edit]

  • See sneak for notes on sneaked vs snuck.

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