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To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something
An instance of sniffing
To be dismissive or contemptuous of something
{v} to draw the breath audibly by the nose
perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume"
sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
When you sniff, you breathe in air through your nose hard enough to make a sound, for example when you are trying not to cry, or in order to show disapproval. She wiped her face and sniffed loudly Then he sniffed. There was a smell of burning He sniffed back the tears. Sniff is also a noun. At last the sobs ceased, to be replaced by sniffs
sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
If you sniff something or sniff at it, you smell it by sniffing. Suddenly, he stopped and sniffed the air She sniffed at it suspiciously
If you say that something is not to be sniffed at, you think it is very good or worth having. If someone sniffs at something, they do not think it is good enough, or they express their contempt for it. The salary was not to be sniffed at either Foreign Office sources sniffed at reports that British troops might be sent
If you get a sniff of something, you learn or guess that it might be happening or might be near. You know what they'll be like if they get a sniff of a murder investigation Have the Press got a sniff yet? Then, at the first sniff of danger, he was back at his post. = whiff, hint
To sniff drugs and solvents
The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air
To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger
You can use sniff to indicate that someone says something in a way that shows their disapproval or contempt. `Tourists!' she sniffed
{f} inhale through the nose; smell; express disapproval by making a sniffing sound; take into the the nose by inhaling; perceive, sense
To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt
To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country
{i} short inhalation through the nose; sound of a sniff; odor, scent
A social custom to use when you greet other dogs Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop
perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume
sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row" perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume
If someone sniffs a substance such as glue, they deliberately breathe in the substance or the gases from it as a drug. He felt light-headed, as if he'd sniffed glue. + sniffer sniffers sniff·er teenage glue sniffers
inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
sniff out
to find, especially to find something that cannot be seen
sniff out
To find something using the sense of smell

Because they have far more powerful noses than humans, dogs are ideal to sniff out drugs.

sniff test
An informal reality check of an idea or proposal, using one's common sense or sense of propriety

niff-test issues... try to answer the basic question Does this venture appear to make sense?.

sniff around
If a person is sniffing around, they are trying to find out information about something, especially information that someone else does not want known. But really, what harm could it possibly do to pop down there and just sniff around? A couple of plain-clothes men had been sniffing round his apartment. = nose around
sniff around
If a person or organization is sniffing around someone, they are trying to get them, for example as a lover, employee, or client. When I had to go away to university, I was convinced that other men would be sniffing round her
sniff at
make a face at, ignore
sniff danger
sense a risk, feel a danger
sniff dog
A dog specially trained to locate illicit drugs or explosives by using its sense of smell
sniff out
When a dog used by a group such as the police sniffs out hidden explosives or drugs, it finds them using its sense of smell. A police dog, trained to sniff out explosives, found evidence of a bomb in the apartment
sniff out
recognize or detect by or as if by smelling; "H can smell out trouble"
sniff out
If you sniff out something, you discover it after some searching. journalists who are trained to sniff out sensation or scandal
sniff out
recognize or detect by or as if by smelling; "H can smell out trouble
sniff round
see sniff around
scratch and sniff
Describing any of various products that are impregnated with a substance that releases an odour when scratched
To sniff
past of sniff
A method of determining whether e-mail recipients are capable of receiving HTML-formatted messages This procedure is not recommended as it is flawed and may result in inaccurate findings
The passive interception of data transmissions
is the term used to describe the use of a sniffer program to monitor data traffic to a network or server, in order to gain access information
Attack that collects information from network messages by making copies of their contents Password sniffing is the most widely publicized example
present participle of sniff
A rapid inspiratory act, in which the mouth is kept shut and the air drawn in through the nose
The process of reading the packets that are being transmitted on a network
with a sniff, contemptuously, scornfully
third-person singular of sniff
plural of sniff