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snub

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transitive verb \ˈsnəb\

Simple Definition of snub

  • : to ignore (someone) in a deliberate and insulting way

  • : to not accept or attend (something) as a way to show disapproval

Full Definition of snub

snubbedsnub·bing

  1. 1 :  to check or stop with a cutting retort :  rebuke

  2. 2a :  to check (as a line) suddenly while running out especially by turning around a fixed object (as a post or a cleat); also :  to check the motion of by snubbing a line <snub the anchor>b :  to restrain the action of :  suppress <snub a vibration>

  3. 3 :  to treat with contempt or neglect <snub an old acquaintance>

  4. 4 :  to extinguish by stubbing <snub out a cigarette>

Examples of snub

  1. She snubbed me in the hallway.

  2. He snubbed their job offer.

  3. They deliberately snubbed the meeting.



Origin of snub

Middle English snibben, snubben, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse snubba to scold, Swedish dialect snubba to reproach, cut off


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with snub


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snub

noun

Definition of snub

  1. :  an act or an instance of snubbing; especially :  slight



Examples of snub

  1. <he tolerated the snubs from his in-laws because the holidays come but once a year, thankfully>



14th Century

First Known Use of snub

14th century


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snub

adjective

Definition of snub

  1. 1 or snubbed play \ˈsnəbd\ :  blunt, stubby <a snub nose>

  2. 2 :  used in snubbing <snub line>

snub·ness noun


1724

First Known Use of snub

1724


SNUB Defined for Kids

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snub

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verb \ˈsnəb\

Definition of snub

snubbedsnub·bing

  1. :  to ignore or treat rudely on purpose




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snub

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noun

Definition of snub

  1. :  an act or an instance of ignoring or treating rudely on purpose





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