1. To extinguish a lit object, especially a cigar or cigarette, but crushing the lit end against a hard surface. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snub" and "out." He snubbed out the cigarette and got up to leave. I'm so sorry, I didn't realize the smoke was bothering you. Let me snub it out.
2. slang To murder someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snub" and "out." They tried to snub the witness out before he could testify, but the police intervened and saved her life. They're going to snub out Manny if he doesn't step in line.
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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.
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