"snivels" in the noun sense
1. snivel, sniveling
whining in a tearful manner
2. snuffle, sniffle, snivel
the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
"snivels" in the verb sense
1. snivel, whine
talk in a tearful manner
2. snuffle, snivel
snuff up mucus through the nose
3. snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffle
cry or whine with snuffling
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