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snipeverb [I]

uk   us   /snaɪp/
to ​shoot at someone from a ​position where you cannot be ​seen: The ​rebels have ​started sniping atcivilians. to ​criticize someone ​unpleasantly: The ​formerminister has been making himself ​unpopularrecently, sniping at his ex-colleagues.
sniping
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsnaɪ.pɪŋ/

snipenoun [C]

uk   us   /snaɪp/ (plural snipe or snipes)
(Definition of snipe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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snipeverb [I]

 us   /snɑɪp/
to ​criticize, esp. in a ​mean way because you are ​annoyed or ​angry: Frustrated by the ​war, Republicans and ​southern Democrats ​contented themselves with sniping at the ​president.
(Definition of snipe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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