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sniff

sniff

 
pronunciation:
snIf
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: sniffed, sniffing, sniffs
definition 1: to take in short breaths of air through the nose that can be heard.
His cold made him sniff through the whole speech.
definition 2: to smell an odor with short breaths through the nose.
The dog sniffed at the trail of the rabbit.
definition 3: to draw into the nose or smell with short breaths.
The cook sniffed the stew and was pleased.
similar words:
smell
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a short breath of air through the nose that can be heard.
One sniff told us the baby needed changing.
derivation: sniffer (n.)
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