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snub

  

      vb   , snubs, snubbing, snubbed   tr  
1    to insult (someone) deliberately  
2    to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc.) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object  
      n  
3    a deliberately insulting act or remark  
4      (Nautical)  
a    an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line  
b    (as modifier)  
a snub rope     
      adj  
5    short and blunt  
   See also       snub-nosed  
     (C14: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe)  
  snubber      n  
  snubby      adj  


snub-nosed  
      adj  
1    having a short turned-up nose  
2    (of a pistol) having an extremely short barrel  
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snub

  
1   
      vb   cold-shoulder, cut     (informal)   cut dead     (informal)   give (someone) the brush-off     (slang)   give (someone) the cold shoulder, humble, humiliate, kick in the teeth     (slang)   mortify, put down, rebuff, shame, slight  
2   
      n   affront, brush-off     (slang)   bum's rush     (slang)   humiliation, insult, put-down, slap in the face  

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snubby, sub, snubber, snug

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