snooker someone/oneself

Definition of snooker someone/oneself

informal, British

  1. :  to do something that prevents someone/oneself from doing or achieving something The locals snookered the reporter into believing that old tale. He was ahead early in the match, but he snookered himself by performing badly.

Word by Word Definitions

snookerplay
  1. :  a variation of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 variously colored balls

  1. :  to make a dupe of :  hoodwink

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up snooker someone/oneself? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!