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Verb
To draw up air audibly through the nose
“Kate's only immediate answer was to sniff loudly and to retire to the kitchen.”
Verb
To smell or pick up the scent of something
“And I would see people subtly sniff the air and then their own clothing, not sure whether it was themselves that were smelling slightly off or not.”
Verb
To feel, notice or detect with one's senses
Verb
To have a runny nose
Verb
To shed tears, especially from being emotional
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Noun
An act or sound of drawing air through the nose
“He was answered with what sounded like a sniff and a smothered sob.”
Noun
A particular scent or aroma, typically in small traces
“Jansen caught a sniff of the tempting viands and concluded to remain with us.”
Noun
A hint or sign of something
“At the first sniff of trouble, Ironside should have sent out a senior officer to report back.”
Noun
A very small trace of something
“The first sniff of sunshine and suddenly stodgy sandwiches or hearty soups aren't what we feel like having for lunch.”
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