- 1snub somebody to insult somebody, especially by ignoring them when you meet synonym cold-shoulder I tried to be friendly, but she snubbed me completely. He was not invited to the party, and felt snubbed.
- 2snub something to refuse to attend or accept something, for example as a protest synonym boycott All the country's leading players snubbed the tournament. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb, originally in the sense ‘rebuke with sharp words’): from Old Norse snubba
BrE BrE//snʌb//; NAmE NAmE//snʌb//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snub
BrE BrE//snʌb//; NAmE NAmE//snʌb//he / she / it snubs
BrE BrE//snʌbz//; NAmE NAmE//snʌbz//past simple snubbed
BrE BrE//snʌbd//; NAmE NAmE//snʌbd//past participle snubbed
BrE BrE//snʌbd//; NAmE NAmE//snʌbd//-ing form snubbing
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌbɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌbɪŋ//