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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.
1. To wrap a line around something in order to anchor it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snub" and "up." We need to snub the trees up around the property so they don't get blown down by the storm coming through. Jump onto the pier and snub up the boat to one of those mooring posts.
2. To make something secure or stable. A noun or pronoun can be used between "snub" and "up." As an emergency measure, the Federal Reserve dropped interest rates to record lows as a means of snubbing up an already faltering economy.
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.
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.