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English noun: snipe

1. snipe (animal) Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

Broader (hypernym)limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird

Narrower (hyponym)dowitcher, Gallinago gallinago, Gallinago gallinago delicata, Gallinago media, great snipe, half snipe, jacksnipe, Limnocryptes minima, whole snipe, Wilson's snipe, woodcock snipe

Member meronymwisp

2. snipe (act) a gunshot from a concealed location

Broader (hypernym)gunfire, gunshot

English verb: snipe

1. snipe (competition) hunt or shoot snipe

ExamplesIn the summer they like to go out and snipe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down

2. snipe (competition) aim and shoot with great precision


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)blast, shoot

3. snipe (communication) attack in speech or writing

SamplesThe editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker.

Synonymsassail, assault, attack, lash out, round

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart

Narrower (hyponym)abuse, barrage, blackguard, blister, bombard, clapperclaw, claw, rip, rubbish, scald, shout, vitriol, whang, whip

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