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snub

1snub

transitive verb \ˈsnəb\

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

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

snubbedsnub·bing

Full Definition of SNUB

1
:  to check or stop with a cutting retort :  rebuke
2
a :  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
:  to treat with contempt or neglect <snub an old acquaintance>
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

2snub

noun

Definition of SNUB

:  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>

First Known Use of SNUB

14th century

3snub

adjective

Definition of SNUB

1
or snubbed \ˈsnəbd\ :  blunt, stubby <a snub nose>
2
:  used in snubbing <snub line>
snub·ness noun

First Known Use of SNUB

1724

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