sniff

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1 sniff /ˈsnɪf/ verb
sniffs; sniffed; sniffing
1 sniff
/ˈsnɪf/
verb
sniffs; sniffed; sniffing
Learner's definition of SNIFF
[no object] : to take air into your nose in short breaths that are loud enough to be heard
: to smell (something or someone) by putting your nose close to it and taking air in through your nose in short breaths
[+ object]
[no object]
often + at
[+ object] : to take (something, such as fumes or a drug) into your body by inhaling it through your nose in order to get intoxicated
[+ object] : to discover or find (something) by smelling usually + out often used figuratively
[no object] : to search for something by smelling often used figuratively
[+ object] : to say (something) in a way that shows dislike, disapproval, etc.

sniff around/round

[phrasal verb]
sniff around/round (someone) British, informal
: to try to get (someone) as a romantic partner, employee, etc.

sniff at

[phrasal verb]
sniff at (something)
: to show dislike or disapproval of (something) especially because you think it is not important or worthy of respect
2 sniff /ˈsnɪf/ noun
plural sniffs
2 sniff
/ˈsnɪf/
noun
plural sniffs
Learner's definition of SNIFF
[count] : an act or the sound of drawing air into the nose especially in order to smell something or because you are sick or have been crying
[singular] : an expression of dislike or disapproval
[singular] : a small amount or sign of something
[singular] : an opportunity to come close to achieving or experiencing something usually + of
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