Meaning of “snuffle” in the English Dictionary

"snuffle" in British English

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snuffleverb

uk /ˈsnʌf.əl/ us /ˈsnʌf.əl/

[ I or T ] to breathe in quickly and repeatedly through the nose, usually because you are crying or because you have a cold:

He was snuffling and blowing his nose.
Synonym

[ I usually + adv/prep ] (of an animal) to breathe in quickly and repeatedly through the nose while smelling something:

The dog snuffled around and began digging at the base of the tree.

snufflenoun

us uk /ˈsnʌf.l̩/

(Definition of “snuffle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)