v., n., & adj.
— (snubbed, snubbing)
1 rebuff or humiliate with sharp words or a marked lack of cordiality.
2 check the movement of (a boat, horse, etc.) esp. by a rope wound round a post etc.
—n. an act of snubbing; a rebuff.
—adj. short and blunt in shape.
Phrases and idioms:
snub nose a short turned-up nose. snub-nosed having a snub nose.
snubber n. snubbingly adv.
Etymology: ME f. ON snubba chide, check the growth of

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