Meaning of snub

snub

Pronunciation: (snub), [key]
— v., n., adj. snubbed, snub•bing,
—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 out).
  4. to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
  5. to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of snubbing.
  2. an affront, slight, or rebuff.
  3. a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
—adj.
  1. (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
  2. blunt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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