Definitions for: Snub


[n] a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
[n] an instance of driving away or warding off
[adj] unusually short; "a snub nose"
[v] reject outright and bluntly
[v] refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"



Webster (1913) Definition: Snub, v. i. [Cf. D. snuiven to snort, to pant, G.
schnauben, MHG. sn[=u]ben, Prov. G. schnupfen, to sob, and E.
snuff, v.t.]
To sob with convulsions. [Obs.] --Bailey.


Snub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snubbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Snubbing.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba,
Icel. snubb[=o]ttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.]
1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the
growth of; to nop.

2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or
remark; to reprimand; to check. --J. Foster.

3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or
pretentious person; to slight designedly.

To snub a cable or rope (Naut.), to check it suddenly in
running out. --Totten.


Snub, n.
1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.]

[A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain.
--Spenser.

2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. --J. Foster.

Snub nose, a short or flat nose.

Snub post, or Snubbing post (Naut.), a post on a dock or
shore, around which a rope is thrown to check the motion
of a vessel.

Synonyms: brush off, cold shoulder, cut, cut, disregard, ignore, rebuff, rebuff, repel, repulse, short

See Also: disdain, do by, freeze off, handle, pooh-pooh, rebuff, reject, rejection, scorn, slight, spurn, treat, turn down

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