sniff at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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sniff at sth

phrasal verb with sniff uk   us   /snɪf/ verb


to show ​disapproval or a ​lowopinion of something: Art ​expertssniffed at his ​work.


(also sniff around (sth)) to show that you are ​interested in something: A few ​computerfirms are ​sniffing at the ​project already. Chief ​executive David Prosser said the ​takeoverspeculation was ​wrong and no one was ​sniffing around.
(Definition of sniff at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sniff at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蔑视, 蔑视,轻视,对…不屑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蔑視, 蔑視,輕視,對…不屑…
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