Snub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Snubbed p. pr. & vb. n. Snubbing.]
1. To clip or break off the end of; to check or stunt the growth of; to nop.
2. To check, stop, or rebuke, with a tart, sarcastic reply or remark; to reprimand; to check.
3. To treat with contempt or neglect, as a forward or pretentious person; to slight designedly.
To snub a cable or To snub a rope Naut., to check it suddenly in running out.
adj : unusually short; "a snub nose"
n 1: an instance of driving away or warding off [syn: rebuff, repulse]
2: a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was
clearly intentional" [syn: cut, cold shoulder]
v 1: refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
[syn: ignore, disregard, cut]
2: reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
[syn: rebuff, repel]
[also: snubbing, snubbed]