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snib

transitive verb \ˈsnib\
variants: less commonly

sneb

\ˈsneb\

Definition of snib

snibbed

;

snibbed

;

snibbing

;

snibs

  1. 1 dialectal, British :  check, restrain

  2. 2 dialectal, British :  rebuke, snub

  3. 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 — more at snub


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snib

noun \ˈsnib\

Definition of snib

plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  rebuff, snub

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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

  1. :  fasten, bolt, bar snibbed the door — J. M. Barrie

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Origin and Etymology of snib

origin unknown


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snib

noun \"\

Definition of snib

plural

-s

dialectal, British

  1. :  a door fastening :  bolt, catch

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Origin and Etymology of snib

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