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

     

    snub

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Word Origin Middle English (as a verb, originally in the sense ‘rebuke with sharp words’): from Old Norse snubba ‘chide, check the growth of’. The adjective dates from the early 18th cent.
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