snub

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsnʌb/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/snʌb/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(snub)


Inflections of 'snub' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
snubs
v 3rd person singular
snubbing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
snubbed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
snubbed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
snub /snʌb/USA pronunciation   v.,  snubbed, snub•bing, n., adj. 
v. [+ object]
  1. to treat with scorn, esp. by ignoring:He waved at her but she snubbed him and drove on by.

n. [countable]
  1. an act or instance of snubbing.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
  2. blunt.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
snub  (snub),USA pronunciation v.,  snubbed, snub•bing, n., adj. 
v.t. 
  1. to treat with disdain or contempt, esp. by ignoring.
  2. to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
  3. to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).
  4. to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
  5. to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.

n. 
  1. an act or instance of snubbing.
  2. an affront, slight, or rebuff.
  3. a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.

adj. 
  1. (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
  2. blunt.
snubber, n
snubbing•ly, adv. 
  • Old Norse snubba to scold, reprimand; cognate with Middle Low German snūben
  • Middle English snubben 1300–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged slight.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged stop, reprove, reprimand.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
snub /snʌb/ vb (snubs, snubbing, snubbed)(transitive)
  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
  1. a deliberately insulting act or remark
  2. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
adj
  1. short and blunt
    See also snub-nosed
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe

ˈsnubber n ˈsnubby adj
'snub' also found in these entries:
Advertisements
Advertisements

Report an inappropriate ad.