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Snift vs. Sniff

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Sniftverb

To sniff; to snort or snuff.

Sniffverb

(ambitransitive) To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something.

‘The dog sniffed around the park, searching for a nice scent.’; ‘I sniffed the meat to see if it hadn't gone off.’;

Sniftverb

To snivel.

Sniffverb

To say something while sniffing, for example in case of illness or unhappiness, or in contempt.

‘"He's never coming back, is he?" she sniffed while looking at a picture of him.’;

Sniftverb

To snort.

Sniffverb

(transitive) To perceive vaguely

‘I can sniff trouble coming from the basement.’;

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Sniftverb

To sniff; to snuff; to smell.

‘It now appears that they were still snifing and hankering after their old quarters.’;

Sniffverb

To be dismissive or contemptuous of something.

‘This opportunity is not to be sniffed at.’;

Sniftnoun

A moment.

Sniffverb

(computing) To intercept and analyse packets of data being transmitted over a network.

Sniftnoun

Slight snow; sleet.

Sniffverb

To inhale drugs in powder form (usually cocaine) through the nose.

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Sniffnoun

An instance of sniffing.

‘She gave the flowers a quick sniff to check they were real.’;

Sniffnoun

A quantity of something that is inhaled through the nose

Sniffnoun

(colloquial) A brief perception, or tiny amount.

Sniffinterjection

A short inhalation sound, sometimes associated with crying.

Sniffverb

To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; - sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.

‘So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven.’;

Sniffverb

To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.

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Sniffverb

To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.

Sniffnoun

The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.

Sniffnoun

sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

Sniffverb

perceive by inhaling through the nose;

‘sniff the perfume’;

Sniffverb

inhale audibly through the nose;

‘the sick student was sniffling in the back row’;

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