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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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If I can handle an Emmy snub, I can handle anything.
DiCaprio's frequent snubs may seem inexplicable, but the Academy has a history of ignoring some of the most respected names in entertainment.
Re: Canterbury snubs North American churches (April issue).
38 snubs of their own they wore to work or off duty, most were likely to strap on a .
38 snub, though the Bureau grandfathered Colts owned by older special agents.
Wiser political heads prevailed when headlines shouted, "Chretien snubs Pope" (Hamilton Spectator, July 4), and "PM is snubbing Pope, Catholic community says" (Toronto Star, July 5).
council snubs mayor and the public,'' simply points out another example of the arrogance in our city government.
This comes on the heels of the Planning Commission's snub of the community meeting recently.
Speaking of snubs, Lansbury isn't even showing up on Sunday.
JANUARY: Sauzee sacked; MARCH: Old Firm snubbed; APRIL: New post for Brown; JULY: Celts swoop for Laursen; AUGUST: Flo quits Rangers; NOVEMBER: Souness exclusive; DECEMBER: Mostovoi injury; DECEMBER: Black snubs Dons