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'Snub'

Definition of 'snub'
From: WordNet
adjective
Unusually short; "a snub nose"
noun
An instance of driving away or warding off [syn: rebuff, snub, repulse]
noun
A refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional" [syn: snub, cut, cold shoulder]
verb
Refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: ignore, disregard, snub, cut]
verb
Reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal" [syn: rebuff, snub, repel]
Definition of 'Snub'
From: GCIDE
Snub \Snub\, n.
1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
[A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. --J. Foster. [1913 Webster]
Snub nose, a short or flat nose.
Snub post, or Snubbing post (Naut.), a post on a dock or shore, around which a rope is thrown to check the motion of a vessel. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Snub'
From: GCIDE
Snub \Snub\, v. i. [Cf. D. snuiven to snort, to pant, G. schnauben, MHG. sn[=u]ben, Prov. G. schnupfen, to sob, and E. snuff, v.t.] To sob with convulsions. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Snub'
From: GCIDE
Snub \Snub\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snubbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Snubbing.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubb[=o]ttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.]
1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop. [1913 Webster]
2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check. --J. Foster. [1913 Webster]
3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly. [1913 Webster]
To snub a cable or To snub a rope (Naut.), to check it suddenly in running out. --Totten. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'snub'
abbreviate, abbreviated, abridge, abridged, abstract, abstracted, arrest, ban, banish, beat back, blackball, bob, bobbed, boil down, bottle up, bridle, brush off, brush-off, capsule, capsulize, capsulized, cast out, chase, chase away, chase off, check, clip, clipped, cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, compress, compressed, condense, condensed, constrain, contain, contract, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, crop, cropped, curb, curtail, curtailed, cut, cut back, cut direct, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, deport, detain, digested, disfellowship, dismiss, dismissal, disregard, dock, docked, dompt, drive away, drive back, elide, elided, elliptic, enjoin, epitomize, exclude, excommunicate, exile, expatriate, expel, extradite, fend off, foreshorten, fugitate, govern, guard, high-hat, hinder, hold, hold at bay, hold back, hold fast, hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold up, humiliation, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere, intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep back, keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep off, keep under control, lay under restraint, meddle, mow, mowed, mown, nip, nipped, not receive, oppose, ostracize, outlaw, pack off, poll, pollard, polled, prohibit, proscribe, prune, pruned, pull, pull in, push back, put back, put down, reap, reaped, rebuff, recap, recapitulate, reduce, refusal, refuse, refuse to receive, rein, rein in, relegate, repel, repress, repulse, resist, restrain, retard, retrench, rusticate, scotch, send away, send down, send off, send packing, send to Coventry, set back, shave, shaved, shear, sheared, short-cut, shorten, shortened, slacken, slight, slow down, sneer, sniff, snob, snort, snubbed, spurn, spurning, straiten, stunt, sum up, summarize, suppress, swank, synopsize, take in, telescope, the cold shoulder, the go-by, thrust back, thrust out, transport, trim, trimmed, truncate, turn away from, turn back, upstage, ward off, withhold
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