Snub meaning

snŭb
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.

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The definition of snub is something that extremely short.

An example of something snub is the nose of a Pug dog.

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To ignore or behave coldly toward; slight.
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To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
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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.

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To stub out (a cigarette, for example).
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A deliberate slight or affront.
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A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
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Unusually short.

A snub nose.

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To check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words.
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To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore.
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To put out (a cigarette)
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Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront.
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A snubbing, or checking.
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Short and turned up; pug.
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Conspicuously short.

A snub-nosed revolver.

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(mathematics, of a polyhedron) Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces.
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I hope the people we couldn't invite don't see it as a snub.

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A sudden checking of a cable or rope.
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To slight, ignore or behave coldly toward someone.
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To turn down; to dismiss.

He snubbed my offer to help.

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To stub out (a cigarette etc).
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To halt the movement of a rope etc by turning it about a cleat or bollard etc; to secure a vessel in this manner.
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To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of.
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To sob with convulsions.

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Origin of snub

  • Middle English snubben to rebuke Old Norse snubba

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

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

    From Wiktionary