Definition of snipe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    snipe

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//snaɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snaɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snipe
    BrE BrE//snaɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snaɪp//
     
    he / she / it snipes
    BrE BrE//snaɪps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snaɪps//
     
    past simple sniped
    BrE BrE//snaɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snaɪpt//
     
    past participle sniped
    BrE BrE//snaɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//snaɪpt//
     
    -ing form sniping
    BrE BrE//ˈsnaɪpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnaɪpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] snipe (at somebody/something) to shoot at somebody from a hiding place, usually from a distance Gunmen continued to snipe at people leaving their homes to find food.
  2. 2[intransitive] snipe (at somebody/something) to criticize somebody in an unpleasant way
  3. Word Origin Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Icelandic mýrisnípa; obscurely related to Dutch snip and German Schnepfe.
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