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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


Synonymssharpshoot


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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