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Definition of "snub" []

  • To ignore or behave coldly toward; slight. (verb-transitive)
  • To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat. (verb-transitive)
  • Nautical To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner. (verb-transitive)
  • To stub out (a cigarette, for example). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "snub" in a sentence
  • ""That's what I call a snub," said Graham's friend, the dark-complexioned young man, who was within hearing."
  • "Perhaps biggest snub is Nolan not getting the nom after completely changing the face of comic book movies."
  • "After a so-so first few months, he has caught fire since the beginning of December, using his snub from the Slovak world junior team (for whom he performed admirably last year) as motivation."