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

     

    snooker

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkər//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snooker
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkər//
     
    he / she / it snookers
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkərz//
     
    past simple snookered
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkərd//
     
    past participle snookered
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkərd//
     
    -ing form snookering
    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkərɪŋ//
     
    Pool and snooker
     
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  1. 1snooker somebody (in the game of snooker) to have your opponent in a snooker (2) See related entries: Pool and snooker
  2. 2snooker somebody/something (British English, informal) to make it impossible for somebody to do something, especially something they want to do Any plans I'd had for the weekend were by now well and truly snookered.
  3. 3snooker somebody (North American English, informal) to cheat or trick somebody
  4. Word Origin late 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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