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English noun: snivel

1. snivel (act) whining in a tearful manner


Synonymssniveling


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


Synonymswhine


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


Synonymssnuffle


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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