- The definition of snub is something that extremely short.
An example of something snub is the nose of a Pug dog.
- To snub is to ignore someone or treat them badly on purpose.
- An example of to snub is to ignore someone with whom you are angry.
- An example of to snub is to pass over an employee for a promotion.
- To snub is to put something out.
An example of to snub is to put out a cigarette by crushing it against a hard surface.
- Obsolete to check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words
- to treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
- to check suddenly the movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a post
- to make (a boat, etc.) fast by such a movement
- ☆ to put out (a cigarette): usually with out
Origin: Middle English snubben from Old Norse snubba, to chide, snub
- scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront
- a snubbing, or checking
- snubber noun
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transitive verb snubbed snubbed, snub·bing, snubs
- To ignore or behave coldly toward; slight.
- To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
- Nautical a. To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat.b. To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
- To stub out (a cigarette, for example).
- A deliberate slight or affront.
- Nautical A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
Origin: Middle English snubben, to rebuke; akin to Old Norse snubba.
- snubˈber noun