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snooker

  
  ( snookers    3rd person present)   ( snookering    present participle)   ( snookered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Snooker is a game involving balls on a large table. The players use a long stick to hit a white ball, and score points by knocking coloured balls into the pockets at the sides of the table.  
...a game of snooker..., They were playing snooker.     
2       verb   If you are snookered by something, it is difficult or impossible for you to take action or do what you want to do.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   usu passive  
The President has been snookered on this issue.      be V-ed  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

snook, snooper, snooze, sooner

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