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  • 1 sniff — sniff …

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  • 2 Sniff — ( Sniff , Nipsu ) is a character in the Moomin series of books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. Moomintroll s immature friend and later adopted brother. He is the son of the Muddler and the Fuzzy. He is one of the few characters in the Moomin… …

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  • 3 sniff´i|ly — sniff|y «SNIHF ee», adjective, sniff|i|er, sniff|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to sniff, especially in contempt, scorn, etc. 2. contemptuous; …

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  • 4 sniff|y — «SNIHF ee», adjective, sniff|i|er, sniff|i|est. Informal. 1. inclined to sniff, especially in contempt, scorn, etc. 2. contemptuous; …

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  • 5 Sniff — Sniff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniffed}or {Snift}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniffing}.] [OE. sneven; akin to snivel, snuff; cf. Dan. snive to sniff. See {Snuff}, v. t.] To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion,… …

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  • 6 Sniff — Sniff, v. t. 1. To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country. [1913 Webster] 2. To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 sniff — ► VERB 1) draw in air audibly through the nose. 2) (sniff at) show contempt or dislike for: the price is not to be sniffed at. 3) (sniff around/round) informal investigate something secretly. 4) (sniff out) informal discover by secret or hidden… …

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  • 8 Sniff — Sniff, n. The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Sniff — der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. sniff, eigtl. »das Schnüffeln«, zu to sniff, vgl. ↑sniffen> (Jargon) das Sniffen …

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  • 10 sniff — fonosimb. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} spec. nel linguaggio dei fumetti, voce che riproduce il rumore di chi annusa intensamente o respira con forza; anche s.m.inv. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1937. ETIMO: der. di (to) sniff annusare, fiutare , di orig.… …

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  • 11 sniff — (v.) mid 14c., of imitative origin; possibly related to snyvelen (see SNIVEL (Cf. snivel)). As a synonym for smell (v.) it dates from 1845. In reference to cocaine from 1925. Related: Sniffed; sniffing. The noun is first recorded 1767; the… …

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  • 12 sniff — [v] breathe in detect, inhale, inspire, nose, scent, smell, snift, snuff, snuffle; concepts 601,602 Ant. hold nose …

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  • 13 sniff — [snif] vi. [ME sniffen, akin to Dan snive, of echoic orig.] 1. to draw in air through the nose with enough force to be heard, as in clearing the nose or smelling something 2. to express disdain, skepticism, etc. by sniffing vt. 1. to breathe in… …

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  • 14 sniff — sniff1 [snıf] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to breathe air into your nose noisily, for example when you are crying or have a cold ▪ Margaret sniffed miserably and nodded. ▪ Stop sniffing and blow your nose. 2.) [I and T] to… …

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  • 15 sniff — [[t]snɪ̱f[/t]] sniffs, sniffing, sniffed 1) VERB When you sniff, you breathe in air through your nose hard enough to make a sound, for example when you are trying not to cry, or in order to show disapproval. She wiped her face and sniffed loudly …

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  • 16 sniff — snif ou sniff [ snif ] interj. • v. 1970; angl. amér. sniff, de to sniff « renifler » ♦ Onomatopée désignant un bruit de reniflement. Quel chagrin ! Snif, snif ! ● sniff nom masculin (anglais to sniff, renifler) Argot. Prise de cocaïne ou d… …

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  • 17 sniff — sniff1 [ snıf ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to breathe in noisily through your nose, for example because you have been crying: Amanda sniffed and wiped her nose. It wasn t my fault! he sniffed. a ) to smell something: sniff at: Henry… …

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  • 18 sniff — peck·sniff·ery; peck·sniff·ian; sniff·er; sniff·i·ly; sniff·i·ness; sniff·ing·ly; sniff·ish; sniff; peck·sniff·ian·ism; sniff·ish·ly; sniff·ish·ness; …

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  • 19 sniff — I UK [snɪf] / US verb Word forms sniff : present tense I/you/we/they sniff he/she/it sniffs present participle sniffing past tense sniffed past participle sniffed * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to breathe in noisily through your nose, for example …

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  • 20 sniff — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, good, long ▪ little, slight, small ▪ loud VERB + SNIFF …

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