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snub out

1. To extinguish a cigarette, cigar, or some other smoking material by stamping the burning end against a surface; stub something out: When the "No Smoking" sign lit up, we snubbed out our cigarettes. I took the cigarette and snubbed it out on the wall before the teacher saw me.
2. Slang To kill someone; murder someone: The gangsters snubbed the witness out. The mobsters snubbed out the competition.
See also: out, snub

snub up

To anchor something, such as a vessel, by wrapping a line around a post or cleat: The dock workers took a line and snubbed up the boat. I snubbed the boat up and went ashore. As we came in, one of the crew jumped onto the pier, grabbed a line, and snubbed up.
See also: snub, up
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The snub at Wednesday's event was seen by millions of TV viewers.
As Evra remonstrated with officials and pointed out the snub, his team-mate Rio Ferdinand held his arms by his side so Suarez could not shake his hand.
Daniella and Kate haven't had a fallout to warrant the snub so it was most bizarre," the source added.
If this were the position it would appear that Rhodri's decision was not so much a snub to the Union, but rather, as is so often the case, a snub to Wales, because of the Union.
They instructed the whole thing and it petered out, but Darren Huckerby never snubbed Celtic - it never got that far to snub.
POET Cathal O'Searcaigh has received a massive snub after one of Ireland's bestknown musicians refused to share a stage with him.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: 'The Queen is attending the service of dedication and paying for the reception - this is not a snub.
The implication seemed to be that our directors snubbed the event and, in so doing, had delivered a monumental snub to one of Everton Football Club's most loyal servants.
A St James's Palace spokeswoman said his absence was not a snub.
SAMIR NASRI could call time SAMIR NASRI could call time on his France career after his on his France career after his World Cup snub.
FLASHPOINT: Evra complains after Suarez snub SELLING POINT Sir Alex Ferguson said Luis Suarez was a disgrace to Liverpool