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snub

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transitive verb \ˈsnəb\

Definition of snub

snubbed

snubbing

  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 in a sentence

  1. She snubbed me in the hallway.

  2. He snubbed their job offer.

  3. They deliberately snubbed the meeting.

Origin and Etymology 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


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snub

noun

Definition of snub

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

Examples of snub in a sentence

  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>

snubness

noun

1724

First Known Use of snub

1724


SNUB Defined for English Language Learners

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snub

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transitive verb \ˈsnəb\

Definition of snub for English Language Learners

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

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


SNUB Defined for Kids

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snub

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verb \ˈsnəb\

Definition of snub for Students

snubbed

snubbing

  1. :  to ignore or treat rudely on purpose


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snub

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noun

Definition of snub for Students

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



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