-v. 3. Slang, a. amaze, astonish, astound, awe, stagger, boggle, make one's head swim, take one's breath away, overpower, Inf bowl over, SI. knock out, SI. blow away, SI. blow one's mind. b. deceive, dupe, trick, hoax, gull, beguile, pigeon, humbug, take in, hoodwink, pull the wool over [s.o.'s] eyes, Inf. bamboozle, SI. hornswoggle.
4. snow under Slang. (all with work, correspondence, etc.) overwhelm, inundate, engulf, swamp, submerge, drown, flood. snub, v. 1. slight, turn one's back upon, U.S. SI. brush off, turn up one's nose at, SI. ritz, Inf. high-hat; cut, give the cold shoulder to, Inf. cold-shoulder, Inf. put the freeze on, look coldly upon; keep at arm's length, avoid, shun, stand or hold aloof; make light of, take no account of; pay no attention or regard to, sneeze at; overlook, disregard, ignore, take no notice of, blink or wink at, neglect, forget; push aside, set aside, let pass; gloss over, pass by or over, skip or skim over, pass up, give [s.o.] the go-by; omit, cut out; reject, rebuff, slam the door in [s.o.'s] face; not trouble oneself about, dismiss from one's thoughts or mind, leave out of consideration; exclude, keep out.
2. insult, affront, SI. put down, SI. cut up, give offense to, disoblige; call names, SI. rank out, fling dirt at, slap in the face; denounce, decry, disparage, discredit, vilipend, depreciate, minimize; disdain, contemn, scout, flout; scorn, spurn, deride, misprize, jeer, ridicule, mock, scoff, laugh in or up one's sleeve at; burlesque, lampoon, make a fool of, guy, twit, gibe at, taunt, fleer; heckle, hoot, hiss, catcall, boo; abuse, wrong, vilify, impugn, traduce, slur, calumniate; blaspheme, profane, take [s.o.'s] name in vain; malign, defame, denigrate, slander, libel, Inf. backbite; humiliate, belittle, put to shame, disgrace, degrade; offend, injure, hurt, hurt the feelings of, harm, ill-treat, smart, wound, damage.
3. embarrass, disconcert, abash, mortify, Inf. gross out, upset; confuse, fluster, ruffle, discountenance, distract, discompose, confound.
4. check, arrest, bridle, rein, stop, curb; squelch, squash, quash, Inf. put the kibosh on, Inf. kibosh, nip, nip in the bud; curtail, shorten, abbreviate, cut short, cut off short, clip; reprove, rebuke, reprimand, censure; admonish, reprehend, upbraid, chide, put [s.o.] in his place; oppose, cross, rebuff, repel, withstand.
-n. 5. slight, cold shoulder, coldness, indifference, neglect, disregard, ignoring, the go-by; inattention, nonobservance, oversight, omission; rejection, denial, repulse; rebuff, short answer, hard words, tartness, acerbity, acrimony; rebuke, reproof, reprimand, chiding, reproach.
6. affront, insult, slur, dig, barb, SI. cut, spurn, SI. put-down, slap in the face; abuse, contumely, contempt, disdain, scorn; repudiation, disparagement, be-littlement, depreciation; derision, ridicule, sarcasm, mockery, scoffing, sneering; flout, gibe, jeer, taunt, fling, quip; hoot, hiss, catcall, sibilation; obscenity, vulgarity, blasphemy, profanity, scurrility.
7. rudeness, disrespect, ill-treatment; offense, indignity, discourtesy, uncourteousness, incivility, dishonor, outrage; humiliation, degradation, abasement, mortification; provocation, kick in the pants, vexation, irritation, annoyance.
-adj. 8. snubby, snubbed, pug-nosed, turned-up; blunt, stumpy, thickset, stocky, stodgy. snug, adj. 1. cozy, intimate, comfortable, Inf. comfy, Scot. canny, homey, homelike, lived-in; easeful, restful, relaxing; quiet, peaceful, tranquil, serene, pleasant, cheery, enjoyable; warm, friendly, inviting; informal, casual, easy, simple.
2. (of a ship) trim, spruce, trig, neat, tidy, shipshape, well-ordered, orderly.
3. (of clothing) tight, too small, close-fitting; skin-
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When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.