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Spanish translation of “sniff”

sniff

verb /snif/
to draw in air through the nose with a slight noise.
resollar
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.
(Definition of sniff from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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