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snib

transitive verb \ ˈsnib \
variants: or less commonly sneb \ˈsneb\

Definition of snib

snibbed; snibbed; snibbing; snibs
1 dialectal, British :check, restrain
2 dialectal, British :rebuke, snub
3 dialectal, British :to put an end to :cut short

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Origin and Etymology of snib

Middle English snibben, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to obsolete Danish snibbe to scold, rebuke, obsolete Swedish snybba, Old Norse snubba


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snib

noun \ ˈsnib \

Definition of snib

plural -s
chiefly Scottish

Origin and Etymology of snib

Middle English snybb, from snibben, verb


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snib

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of snib

snibbed; snibbed; snibbing; snibs
Scottish
:fasten, bolt, bar
  • snibbed the door
  • —J. M. Barrie

Origin and Etymology of snib

origin unknown


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snib

noun \ " \

Definition of snib

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a door fastening :bolt, catch

Origin and Etymology of snib

origin unknown


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