(third-person singular simple present sneaps, present participle sneaping, simple past and past participle sneaped)
- (dialectal) To check; reprove abruptly; reprimand; rebuke; chide.
- (dialectal) To nip; bite; pinch; blast; blight.
- - King Ferdinand of Navarre; Berowne is like an envious sneaping frost, That bites the first born infants of the spring. - Line 100 from Love's Labour's Lost
- (dialectal) To thwart; offend.
- (colloquial) To put someone's nose out of joint; offend.
- She was sneaped when she wasn't invited to his party.
From Middle English snaipen (“to nip, injure, afflict, rebuke, revile, criticize”), from Old Norse sneypa (“to outrage, dishonor, disgrace”), from Proto-Germanic *snupaną, *snubaną (“to snap, cut”), of unknown origin. See also snap.