snub-bed

snub

[snuhb]
verb (used with object), snubbed, snubbing.
1.
to treat with disdain or contempt, especially 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.
noun
6.
an act or instance of snubbing.
7.
an affront, slight, or rebuff.
8.
a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
adjective
9.
(of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
10.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English snubben < Old Norse snubba to scold, reprimand; cognate with Middle Low German snūben

snubber, noun
snubbingly, adverb
unsnubbed, adjective


1. slight. 2. stop, reprove, reprimand.
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snub (snʌb)
 
vb , snubs, snubbing, snubbed
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.  See also snub-nosed short and blunt
 
[C14: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe]
 
'snubber
 
n
 
'snubby
 
adj

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snub
mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from O.N. snubba "to curse, scold, reprove." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. The adj. meaning "short and turned up" (of the nose) is first recorded 1724. The connecting notion is of being "cut short."
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