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English definition of “snivel”

snivel

verb [I]     /ˈsnɪv.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to cry slightly in a way that is weak and does not make other people feel sympathy for you: He's sitting in his bedroom snivelling because he was told off for not doing his homework.Weeping and crying
(Definition of snivel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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