sneak around

sneak around (some place)

to move about a place in a sneaky or stealthy fashion. Please don't sneak around the house. It makes me nervous. Please stop sneaking around!
See also: around, sneak

sneak around someone or something

1. Lit. to creep around or past someone or something. The cat sneaked around Molly and ran out the door. We had to sneak around the corner so we wouldn't be seen.
2. Fig. to circumvent the control or censorship of someone or some group. I think we can sneak around the board of directors and authorize this project ourselves. Yes, let's sneak around the board.
See also: around, sneak

sneak around

1. To move or operate in some place furtively or surreptitiously: The security guard caught the thief sneaking around the office after closing.
2. To do something without someone's knowledge, especially to engage in romantic relationships: I suspect her husband has been sneaking around. I think his wife was sneaking around on him.
See also: around, sneak
References in classic literature ?
He may think he can sneak around because you're a woman and stall you.
my idea is to sneak around on the other side and take them in flank.
Union Pacific trains operate in more than 7,300 communities; too often our employees see drivers or pedestrians sneak around the gates.
But the answer isn't to sneak around sleeping with other women behind your wife's back - tell her how you feel.
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London, March 25 ( ANI ): David Beckham now wants to buy a London black taxi so that he can sneak around incognito, it has been revealed.
The new sanction orders are the latest step in an ongoing game of whack-a-mole in which Iran finds new ways to sneak around US sanctions that operate until the US Treasury uncovers them and slaps them down.
It's horrible to think that we were asleep upstairs when they came in to sneak around the house and just helped themselves to our things.
Still, they are legal, and as such, customers should not be made to feel as though they must sneak around in order to indulge their vice.
It wasn't until 12 minutes from time that the Cumbrians finally cracked when Stuart Poulter managed to sneak around the back of a crowded defence to get to the back post and head home a cross for the winner.
Once in the house Bowen asked the pensioner for a cup of tea before seizing the opportunity to sneak around looking for anything of value.
I can't sneak around spying on her to catch her at it and if she won't be honest with me about this, how can I trust her at all.
Most everyone thinks Ingrid made up the story and so it is up to her to prove she isn't lying--but that means she has to sneak around to discover her kidnapper.
Leading brands who aren't coughing up cash to sponsor the event will sneak around giving away their freebies and covering the area with stickers.