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Snipe Snipe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniping}.] 1. To shoot or hunt snipe. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To shoot at detached men of an enemy's forces at long range, esp. when not in action; -- often with at. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{snipe at}, to aim petty or snide criticisms at (a person) in his absence. [PJC]


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  • Snipe — Snipe, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniping}.] 1. To shoot or hunt snipe. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To shoot at detached men of an enemy s forces at long range, esp. when not in action; often with at. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] {snipe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snipe — [[t]sna͟ɪp[/t]] snipes, sniping, sniped (snipe is both the singular and the plural form.) 1) VERB If someone snipes at you, they criticize you. [V at n] The Spanish media were still sniping at the British press yesterday... [V ing] This leaves… …   English dictionary

  • snipe — snipe1 [snaıp] v 1.) to shoot from a hidden position at people who are not protected snipe at ▪ soldiers sniping at civilians 2.) to criticize someone in a nasty way snipe at ▪ His former associates have been sniping at him in the press.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snipe — /snaɪp / (say snuyp) noun 1. any of several small shorebirds of the genus Gallinago, and related genera, having plump bodies, striped heads and long, straight bills, frequenting swamps and wet grasslands in many parts of the world; some, such as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snipe — v. (D; intr.) to snipe at (the press keeps sniping at her) * * * [snaɪp] (D; intr.) to snipe at (the press keeps snipeing at her) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • snipe — snipe1 [ snaıp ] noun count a bird with a long thin beak that lives mainly in wet areas snipe snipe 2 [ snaıp ] verb intransitive 1. ) snipe at to shoot at someone from a hidden place 2. ) to criticize someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • snipe — [snīp] n. [ME snype < ON snipa (akin to Ger schnepfe) < Gmc * sneb , beak < base seen in SNIP, SNAP ] 1. pl. snipes or snipe any of various shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) with a long, slender, flexible bill used in probing for food,… …   English World dictionary

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