snakebite (as a verb)

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retro

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I just saw 'snakebite' used as a verb in a report of a hockey game. It says:

"We haven't had a good record against them," Hitchcock said. "We've been snakebit in some of our games with these guys. This is a big step, to win on the road against a good opponent."

I haven't found it in my dictionaries but inferring from the context it means to experience or be affected by something bad. Am I right?

Have you guys ever heard or used it?
 

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Snakebit - bit by a snake (past of the verb bite)

It is slang and being used as a verb.

A snake is surprising, fast and sneaky. A snakebite is deadly.
"Snakbit" is a surprise, quick, and deadly attack.
 

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Hi Retro,

There is another meaning of the word in question, namely "snakebit" = experiencing or period of misfortune or inability to succeed. I thing, it is fit the case.

Regards.

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