to sniff

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whiff
To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something
{v} to draw the breath audibly by the nose
You can use sniff to indicate that someone says something in a way that shows their disapproval or contempt. `Tourists!' she sniffed
inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
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
sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume"
{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
an instance of sniffing
to be dismissive or contemptuous of something
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
To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger
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