to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).
to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.
an act or instance of snubbing.
an affront, slight, or rebuff.
a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
(of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
- snub·ber, noun
- snub·bing·ly, adverb
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How to use snub in a sentence
Gingrich is still licking his wounds from his collapse in Florida and his snubbing by Donald Trump.Three Middle-America Primaries Could Force Out One of Mitt Romney’s Rivals | Ben Jacobs | February 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
By snubbing the movie, Silicon Valley, as it loves to do, is, in effect, snubbing Hollywood.
He stood aloof from Balliol, and, in spite of marked snubbing, steadily adhered to Edward.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
"I know just how Phil feels about papa's snubbing," she said to me.We Ten | Lyda Farrington Kraus
"I daren't, after the snubbing I got yesterday," said Winnie.The Nicest Girl in the School | Angela Brazil
I required a good deal of snubbing, but when properly kept down I believe I was not a disagreeable girl.The Late Miss Hollingford | Rosa Mulholland
No; but you see snubbing is wholesome diet, if it is taken with a few grains of resolution, and he has come to that now!Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for snub
to insult (someone) deliberately
to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object
a deliberately insulting act or remark
an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
(as modifier): a snub rope
short and blunt: See also snub-nosed
- snubber, noun
- snubby, adjective
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