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sniffle

verb [I] uk   /ˈsnɪf.l̩/ (also snuffle) us  
to breathe in quickly and repeatedly through the nose, usually because you are crying or because you have a cold: You're sniffling a lot today - have you got a cold?

sniffle

noun uk   /ˈsnɪf.l̩/ (also snuffle) us  
[C] an act or sound of sniffling a sniffle (also the sniffles) a slight cold that mainly affects your nose: I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and it's left me with a bit of a sniffle.
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