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Definition of snipe verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snipe
    he / she / it snipes
    past simple sniped
    -ing form sniping
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  1. 1[intransitive] snipe (at somebody/something) to shoot at someone 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 someone in an unpleasant way
    noun [uncountable] Aid workers remain in the area despite continuous sniping.
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