Translation of "sniff" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /snɪf/ us /snɪf/

to breathe air in through your nose in a way that makes a noise

Sam had a cold and she kept sniffing.

to breathe air in through your nose in order to smell something

oler, inhalar
She sniffed the flowers.
noun uk /snɪf/ us /snɪf/

an action of breathing in, in order to smell something


(Translation of “sniff” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /snif/

to draw in air through the nose with a slight noise.


to do this in an attempt to smell something

olfatear, husmear
The dog sniffed me all over
He sniffed suddenly, wondering if he could smell smoke.
sniff out phrasal verb

to discover or detect (by using the sense of smell)

descubrir husmeando/olfateando
The police used dogs to sniff out the explosives.

(Translation of “sniff” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)