Variant of snib.
sneb (third-person singular simple present snebs, present participle snebbing, simple past and past participle snebbed)
- (obsolete or dialect) To check; to reprimand.
- 16th c, Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia, Book II, 1725, The Works of the Honourable Sir Philip Sidney, Kt., in Prose and Verse, Volume 1, 14th Edition, page 410,
- Thou heard'ſt even now a young man ſneb me ſore, / Because I read him, as I would my ſon.
Webster's 1828 dictionary