Snub Definition

snŭb
snubbed, snubbing, snubs
verb
snubbed, snubbing, snubs
To check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words.
Webster's New World
To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore.
Webster's New World
To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
American Heritage
To check suddenly the outward movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a fixed object, as a post.
Webster's New World
To make (a horse, boat, etc.) held fast by such an action.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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noun
snubs
Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront.
Webster's New World
A snubbing, or checking.
Webster's New World
A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
American Heritage
adjective
Short and turned up; pug.
Webster's New World

Conspicuously short.

A snub-nosed revolver.
Wiktionary

(mathematics, of a polyhedron) Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Snub

Noun

Singular:
snub
Plural:
snubs

Origin of Snub

  • Compare Dutch snuiven (“to snort, to pant"), German schnauben, German dialect schnupfen (“to sob"), and English snuff (transitive verb).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English snubben to rebuke Old Norse snubba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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