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sniffle

verb [I]  /ˈsnɪf·əl/ us  
to take in air through the nose repeatedly in a way that others can hear, usually because you are crying or because you have a cold: I could hear her sniffling into her handkerchief.

sniffle

noun [C]  /ˈsnɪf·əl/ us  
The sniffles is a slight cold.
Translations of “sniffle”
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常指因哭泣或感冒)抽鼻子,吸鼻子…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常指因哭泣或感冒)抽鼻子,吸鼻子…
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