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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To inhale with a short breath. Or, to breathe air in through your nose in order to smell something.

Usage examples (3)
  • Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
  • 'That journal, Monsieur?' he replied with a kind of 'sniff': 'that leaf?
  • This will initially 'sniff' around the victim's PC, looking at files to analyse. for more
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