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English noun: snivel

1. snivel (act) whining in a tearful manner


Broader (hypernym)crying, tears, weeping

2. snivel (act) the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

Synonymssniffle, snuffle

Broader (hypernym)breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

English verb: snivel

1. snivel (communication) talk in a tearful manner

ExamplesSam and Sue snivel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Verb groupgrizzle, whine, yammer, yawp

2. snivel (body) snuff up mucus through the nose


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire

3. snivel (body) cry or whine with snuffling

SamplesStop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!.

Synonymsblub, blubber, sniffle, snuffle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cry, weep

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