verb (used with object), snubbed, snubbing.
to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out).
to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner.
an act or instance of snubbing.
an affront, slight, or rebuff.
a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like.
(of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
verb (transitive) snubs, snubbing, snubbed
to insult (someone) deliberately
to stop or check the motion of (a boat, horse, etc) by taking turns of a rope or cable around a post or other fixed object
a deliberately insulting act or remark
an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
(as modifier): a snub rope
short and blunt See also snub-nosed
adjective, soberer, soberest. 1. not intoxicated or drunk. 2. habitually temperate, especially in the use of liquor. 3. quiet or sedate in demeanor, as persons. 4. marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech, etc.: a sober occasion. 5. subdued in tone, as color; not gay or showy, as clothes. 6. free from […]
adjective 1. solemn or grave in disposition, attitude, character, etc.; serious-minded.
noun, plural sobersides. (used with a singular verb) Slang. 1. a humorless or habitually serious person. noun 1. (functioning as sing) a solemn and sedate person
- Sobhuza II
noun 1. 1899–1982, king of Swaziland 1921–82.