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To scold sharply or rebuke
1. But it were any persone obstinat,
What so he were, of heigh or lowe estat,
Him wolde he snibben sharply for the nones:
A bettre preest I trowe ther nowher noon is.

(But if any person were obstinate,
Whoever he was, of high or low estate,
Him would he sniven sharply, to say the least:
A better priest I think there is nowhere.)

2. The audience of Jersey Shore all expected the police to sniven Snooki or one of her castmates for public debauchery eventually, possibly the kind of snivening that involves a breathalyzer and then prison.
by GChauss September 23, 2011
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