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English definition of “sniff at sth”

sniff at sth

(SHOW INTEREST) (also sniff around (sth)) phrasal verb with sniff     /snɪf/ verb
to show that you are interested in something: A few computer firms are sniffing at the project already. Chief executive David Prosser said the takeover speculation was wrong and no one was sniffing around.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
(Definition of sniff at sth (SHOW INTEREST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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