Definition of sneak up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sneak up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

sneak up

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sneak up on somebody

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sneak up on something

 
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to move towards somebody very quietly so that they do not see or hear you until you reach them He sneaked up on his sister and shouted ‘Boo!’.
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