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Definition of 'snipe'


  1. Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  2. a gunshot from a concealed location


  1. hunt or shoot snipe
  2. aim and shoot with great precision
       Synonyms: sharpshoot
  3. attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
       Synonyms: attack round assail lash out assault

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