snooker
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: sno͞o'kə(r), IPA: /ˈsnuːkə(ɹ)/
  • (America) enPR: sno͝o'kər, IPA: /ˈsnʊkəɹ/
Noun

snooker

  1. A cue sport, popular in the UK and other Commonwealth of Nations countries.
  2. (snooker, pool) The situation where the cue ball is in such a position that the opponent cannot directly hit the required ball with it.
Translations Verb

snooker (snookers, present participle snookering; past and past participle snookered)

  1. (intransitive) To play the game of snooker.
  2. (transitive) To fool or bamboozle.
    • 2018: Ezra Klein, "Paul Ryan's Long Con", Vox.com, https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/12/10/17929460/paul-ryan-speaker-retiring-debt-deficits-trump
      But to critics like the New York Times's Paul Krugman, Ryan was an obvious con man weaponizing the deficit to hamstring Obama's presidency, weaken the recovery, and snooker Beltway centrists eager to champion a reasonable-seeming Republican.
  3. (transitive, snooker, pool) To place the cue ball in such a position that (the opponent) cannot directly hit the required ball with it.
  4. (transitive, by extension) To put (someone) in a difficult situation.
  5. To become or cause to become inebriated.



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