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Definition 1: a gunshot from a concealed location - [noun denoting act]

(snipe is a kind of ...) the act of shooting a gun

"the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders" "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

Definition 2: Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks - [noun denoting animal]

(snipe is a kind of ...) any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

(... is a kind of snipe ) common snipe of Eurasia and Africa

(... is a kind of snipe ) American snipe

(... is a kind of snipe ) Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe

(... is a kind of snipe ) a small short-billed Old World snipe

(... is a kind of snipe ) shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe

(... is a member of snipe) a flock of snipe

Definition 3: attack in speech or writing - [verb of communication]

Samples where snipe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker

Synonyms for snipe in the sense of this definition

(snipe is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

(... is a kind of snipe ) use foul or abusive language towards

"The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket" "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"

(... is a kind of snipe ) attack as if with claws

"The politician clawed his rival"

(... is a kind of snipe ) subject to bitter verbal abuse

(... is a kind of snipe ) criticize or abuse strongly and violently

"The candidate ripped into his opponent mercilessly"

(... is a kind of snipe ) attack forcefully

"whang away at the school reform plan"

(... is a kind of snipe ) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

"The speaker was barraged by an angry audience" "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"

(... is a kind of snipe ) subject to harsh criticism

"The Senator blistered the administration in his speech on Friday" "the professor scaled the students" "your invectives scorched the community"

(... is a kind of snipe ) attack strongly

Definition 4: aim and shoot with great precision - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for snipe in the sense of this definition

(snipe is a kind of ...) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

Definition 5: hunt or shoot snipe - [verb of competition]

(snipe is a kind of ...) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

"Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

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