a preview of a motion picture, often shown in addition to an announced film, in order to observe the reaction of the audience.
a screening of a film at an unexpected time to test audience reaction before its release
An advance showing of something, as in It was supposed to be bad luck but she gave the bridegroom a sneak preview of her wedding gown. This expression originated in the 1930s for a single public showing of a motion picture before its general release, and in succeeding decades was transferred to other undertakings.
noun 1. a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc. noun 1. a person who steals paltry articles from premises, which he enters through open doors, windows, etc
adjective, sneakier, sneakiest. 1. like or suggestive of a sneak; furtive; deceitful. sneak
noun, Slang. 1. a homemade or inferior liquor or wine. sneakers
noun, Scot. and North England. 1. a door latch or its lever. noun 1. a small stone, as a spall, inserted into the spaces between larger pieces of rubble in a wall. verb (used with object) 2. to fill (spaces between larger stones) with snecks. noun 1. a small squared stone used in a rubble […]