verb (used without object), sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing or (especially British) sniv·elled, sniv·el·ling.
- to weep or cry with sniffling.
- to affect a tearful state; whine.
- to run at the nose; have a runny nose: She sniveled from the cold.
- to draw up mucus audibly through the nose: Stop sniveling and use your handkerchief.