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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNUB

I had a snub nose and sandy hair, and I was tough, with a hard-set jaw.

I was middling small, with a square jaw, snub nose and sandy hair.

She opened her lips, and Artois thought she was going to snub her companion.

Jed accepted the snub with outward humility and inward appreciation.

I cut him short with a remark which was intended for a snub.

Stung by the snub she had received, Nina spoke straight from her heart.

I saw the man jump out with a rope and try to snub the scow to a tree.

They seemed a little stale to us, and we were inclined to snub them slightly.

Sir Chetwode's nose was perhaps a snub; Sir Tichborne's was certainly a bottle.

Only for a post that he might snub that stubborn strand of leather upon!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to check, reprove, rebuke," from Old Norse snubba "to curse, chide, snub, scold, reprove." The ground sense is perhaps "to cut off," and the word probably is related to snip. Cf. Swedish snobba "lop off, snuff (a candle)," Old Norse snubbotr "snubbed, nipped, with the tip cut off." Meaning "treat coldly" appeared early 18c. Related: Snubbed; snubbing.

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