Lie and Sneak


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Lie verb – To remain out of sight.
Usage example: paparazzi were lying in wait outside the restaurant, a well-known celebrity hangout

Sneak and lie are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Sneak" instead a verb "Lie".
Nearby Word: lied
Synonyms for Lie


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Sneak verb – To move about in a sly or secret manner.
Lie and sneak are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Lie" instead a verb "Sneak".
Nearby Words: sneaky, sneaking, sneaked, sneaker
Synonyms for Sneak

How words are described

original original lie original sneak
obvious obvious lie obvious sneak
bad bad lie bad sneak

Common collocations

character lie character sneak character
body lie body sneak body
time lie time sneak time
way lie way sneak way
Other nouns: food, harry, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Good Will Hunting And why did you sneak around at night and finish other people's formulas that only one or two people in the world could do and then lie about it?
  • They regularly sneak into the Hogwarts kitchen to get snacks, then lie about how hard it was to steal the treats even though the House elves willingly give away food if someone asks.
  • Yet somehow, certain scenes (such as the "moaning" on a tape recorder, or Carrey's "encounter" before he is unable to lie) sneak by...
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Sneak or Lie. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2020.

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