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Noun
A smell that is only smelt briefly or faintly
“He heard faint movements, and caught a whiff of perfume.”
Noun
An unpleasant smell
“He caught a whiff of the stench of his own feet and tossed the boots aside.”
Noun
A puff or breath of air or smoke
“When the doors eventually open and the audience totter in, the candidate had moved next door, leaving only a whiff of cigar smoke hanging in the air.”
Noun
A trace or hint of something
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“The smoke suggests a whiff of danger lurking around the corner.”
Noun
A taste or experience of something beforehand or in advance
Verb
To discern by the sense of smell
“There on the shingle beach I sat, trying to whiff the smell of destiny in the wind that came across the salt water.”
Verb
To have a strong and unpleasant smell
Verb
To fail to execute a skill or maneuver
Verb
To pant or breathe hard or with difficulty
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