Definition of sniping in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsnīpiNG/ /ˈsnaɪpɪŋ/


  • 1The action of shooting at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range.

    ‘sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent’
  • 2The action of verbally attacking someone in a sly or petty way.

    ‘there has been some sniping about inept leadership’
  • 3(in an online auction) the action or practice of placing a bid judged to be high enough to win an item just before the bidding is scheduled to close.

    ‘sniping drives up prices’



/ˈsnīpiNG/ /ˈsnaɪpɪŋ/