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snipe

verb [I] uk   /snaɪp/ us  
to shoot at someone from a position where you cannot be seen: The rebels have started sniping at civilians. to criticize someone unpleasantly: The former minister has been making himself unpopular recently, sniping at his ex-colleagues.
sniping
noun [U] uk   /ˈsnaɪ.pɪŋ/ us  

snipe

noun [C] uk   /snaɪp/ (plural snipe or snipes) us  
a bird with a long, straight beak that lives near rivers and marshes (= low land that is wet and sometimes covered with water)
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