snipe

Definitions of snipe
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n Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks

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Gallinago gallinago, whole snipe
common snipe of Eurasia and Africa
Gallinago gallinago delicata, Wilson's snipe
American snipe
Gallinago media, great snipe, woodcock snipe
Old World snipe larger and darker than the whole snipe
Limnocryptes minima, half snipe, jacksnipe
a small short-billed Old World snipe
dowitcher
shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
Limnodromus griseus, grayback, greyback
a dowitcher with a grey back
Limnodromus scolopaceus, red-breasted snipe
a dowitcher with a red breast
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limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird
any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

n a gunshot from a concealed location

Type of:
gunfire, gunshot
the act of shooting a gun

v hunt or shoot snipe

Type of:
hunt, hunt down, run, track down
pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

v aim and shoot with great precision

Synonyms:
sharpshoot
Type of:
blast, shoot
fire a shot

v attack in speech or writing

Synonyms:
assail, assault, attack, lash out, round
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abuse, blackguard, clapperclaw, shout
use foul or abusive language towards
claw
attack as if with claws
vitriol
subject to bitter verbal abuse
rip
criticize or abuse strongly and violently
whang
attack forcefully
barrage, bombard
address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
blister, scald, whip
subject to harsh criticism
rubbish
attack strongly
slang
abuse with coarse language
rail, revile, vilify, vituperate
spread negative information about
curse
heap obscenities upon
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criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

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