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SNIFF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sniff mean? 

SNIFF (noun)
  The noun SNIFF has 1 sense:

1. sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

  Familiarity information: SNIFF used as a noun is very rare.


SNIFF (verb)
  The verb SNIFF has 2 senses:

1. perceive by inhaling through the nose
2. inhale audibly through the nose

  Familiarity information: SNIFF used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SNIFF (noun)


Sense 1sniff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sniff; snuff

Hypernyms ("sniff" is a kind of...):

smell; smelling (the act of perceiving the odor of something)


SNIFF (verb)


Sense 1sniff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perceive by inhaling through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

sniff; whiff

Context example:

sniff the perfume

Hypernyms (to "sniff" is one way to...):

smell (inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Also:

sniff out (recognize or detect by or as if by smelling)


Sense 2sniff [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhale audibly through the nose

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

sniff; sniffle

Context example:

the sick student was sniffling in the back row

Hypernyms (to "sniff" is one way to...):

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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