snub

a) conspicuously short

a snub-nosed revolver

b) Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces
2. noun

I hope the people we couldnt invite dont see it as a snub.

b) A sudden checking of a cable or rope.
3. verb
a) To slight, ignore or behave coldly toward someone.

For a long time he lived in the toy cupboard or on the nursery floor, and no one thought very much about him. He was naturally shy, and being only made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him.

He snubbed my offer to help.


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  • snub — snub·ber; snub·bi·ness; snub·bing·ly; snub·bish; snub·by; snub; snub·bish·ness; snub·ness; …   English syllables

  • Snub — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snub — Snub, n. 1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. J. Foster. [1913 Webster] {Snub nose}, a short or flat nose. {Snub… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snub — [snub] vt. snubbed, snubbing [ME snubben < ON snubba, to chide, snub] 1. Obs. to check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words 2. to treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore 3. a) to check suddenly… …   English World dictionary

  • snub|by — «SNUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. short and turned up at the tip; snub: »a snubby nose. 2. short and thick; stubby: »a snubby pencil point …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snub — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snub — index affront, curb, disdain, disregard (lack of respect), disregard, disrespect, humiliate, ignore …   Law dictionary

  • snub- — *snub , *snup germ., Verb: nhd. schnappen, schneiden; ne. snap (Verb), cut (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: an.; Etymologie: Etymologie unklar; Weiterleben: an. sneyp a (2) …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • snub — [v] give someone the cold shoulder act cool*, boycott, brush off*, burr, censure, chill, cool, cut, cut dead*, disdain, disregard, duck, give the brush*, humble, humiliate, ice*, ice out*, ignore, look coldly upon, look right through*, mortify,… …   New thesaurus

  • snub — ► VERB (snubbed, snubbing) ▪ ignore or spurn disdainfully. ► NOUN ▪ an act of snubbing. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person s nose) short and turned up at the end. ORIGIN Old Norse, chide, check the growth of …   English terms dictionary

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