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snub

[snuhb] /snʌb/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English snubben < Old Norse snubba to scold, reprimand; cognate with Middle Low German snūben
Related forms
snubber, noun
snubbingly, adverb
unsnubbed, adjective
Synonyms
1. slight. 2. stop, reprove, reprimand.
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British Dictionary definitions for un snubbed

snub

/snʌb/
verb (transitive) 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
noun
3.
a deliberately insulting act or remark
4.
(nautical)
  1. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
  2. (as modifier): a snub rope
adjective
5.
short and blunt See also snub-nosed
Derived Forms
snubber, noun
snubby, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse snubba to scold; related to Norwegian, Swedish dialect snubba to cut short, Danish snubbe
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Word Origin and History for un snubbed

snub

v.

mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.

adj.

"short and turned up," 1725, in snub-nosed, from snub (v.). The connecting notion is of being "cut short."

n.

"rebuke, intentional slight," 1530s, from snub (v.).

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