To snub a rope
Snub Snub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snubbing}.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubb[=o]ttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.] 1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop. [1913 Webster]

2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check. --J. Foster. [1913 Webster]

3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly. [1913 Webster]

{To snub a cable} or {To snub a rope} (Naut.), to check it suddenly in running out. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To snub a cable — Snub Snub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snubbing}.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubb[=o]ttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.] 1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snub — Snub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snubbing}.] [Cf. Icel. ssnubba to snub, chide, Sw. snubba, Icel. snubb[=o]ttr snubbed, nipped, and E. snib.] 1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snub — [snub] vt. snubbed, snubbing [ME snubben < ON snubba, to chide, snub] 1. Obs. to check or interrupt with sharp or slighting words 2. to treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore 3. a) to check suddenly… …   English World dictionary

  • Snub — Snub, n. 1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. J. Foster. [1913 Webster] {Snub nose}, a short or flat nose. {Snub… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snub nose — Snub Snub, n. 1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. J. Foster. [1913 Webster] {Snub nose}, a short or flat nose.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snub post — Snub Snub, n. 1. A knot; a protuberance; a song. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [A club] with ragged snubs and knotty grain. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A check or rebuke; an intended slight. J. Foster. [1913 Webster] {Snub nose}, a short or flat nose.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snub — /snʌb / (say snub) verb (t) (snubbed, snubbing) 1. to treat with disdain or contempt. 2. to put, force, etc., by doing this: to snub one into silence. 3. to check or rebuke sharply. 4. to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable running out). 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snub — [[t]snʌb[/t]] v. snubbed, snub•bing, n. adj. 1) to treat with disdain or contempt, esp. by ignoring 2) to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or cutting remark 3) to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out) 4) to check (a boat …   From formal English to slang

  • snub — snubber, n snubbingly, adv. /snub/, v., snubbed, snubbing, n., adj. v.t. 1. to treat with disdain or contempt, esp. by ignoring. 2. to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark. 3. to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running… …   Universalium

  • snub — 1. adjective a) conspicuously short a snub nosed revolver b) Derived from a simpler polyhedron by the addition of extra triangular faces 2. noun a) …   Wiktionary

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