Definition of 'snipe'

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It is very easy to snipe from the sidelines. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet more moaning and sniping about people not being interesting or interested in him. The Sun (2008)He cannot resist sniping about converts from rugby league to union. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It did not help that both players took to Twitter to snipe from the sidelines. Times, Sunday Times (2012)All the cynicism about his abilities, all the sniping about his wages have vanished. The Sun (2008)A game purely about sniping is surely great? The Sun (2013)Those who snipe about colleagues not only end up the most unpopular - but also have the least influence at work. The Sun (2011)A snipe about about your workload? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Those who are sniping about how the Hon Kirstie lives with a millionaire are missing the point. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His constant sniping and determination to play the game in the face of the Sale defence ensured the visitors could not afford to relax their defensive guard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And he made it clear he will not put up with their constant sniping following an approach from Real Madrid. The Sun (2009)

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Translations for 'snipe'

British English: snipe VERB
If someone snipes at you, they criticize you.
The media were still sniping at the president's adviser yesterday.
  • American English: snipe
  • Brazilian Portuguese: criticar
  • Chinese: 抨击
  • European Spanish: criticar
  • French: tirer à boulets rouges
  • German: herumkritteln
  • Italian: sparare a zero
  • Japanese: 非難する
  • Korean: 비난하다
  • European Portuguese: criticar
  • Latin American Spanish: criticar


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