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snub

Nautical
a. an elastic shock absorber attached to a mooring line
b. (as modifier): a snub rope

snub

[snəb]
(mining engineering)
To increase the height of an undercut by means of explosives or otherwise.
To check the descent of a car by the turn of a rope around a post.
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LUIS SUAREZ was branded "a disgrace" for snubbing Patrice Evra's handshake yesterday.
But about you snubbing the Queen - is that what Plaid is good for, trying to make yourself stand out, as otherwise we would not have heard of you?
Versa-Rig has multiple lift capacities ranging from 170,000 lbs to 450,000 lbs, to be increased to 750,000 pull by 2011, and snubbing capabilities up to 150,000 psi.
Snub' sparks city anger LIVERPOOL'S education leader was last night facing calls for his resignation after repeatedly snubbing the city's school governors.
After the snubbing, the Disney star said: "I left [the Grammys] 'cause I was so upset.
There was a mass snubbing, American or otherwise, once everyone realised that buying CCFC made no financial sense whatsoever.
Labour accused the Conservatives of snubbing Welsh business yesterday after a Tory AM pulled out of a CBI event.
This snubbing of the hometown crowd leads people to such rage that they try to throw him off the town's precipice.
The snubbing may come from those who are still dancing, or it can occur when students change schools.
March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- BobCat Pressure Control announced today that it has acquired the assets of Superior Snubbing Service of Decatur, TX.
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).
Snubbing Services Lt is establishing a modern port and industrial estate facility at Galeota.