sniff Significado en Diccionario Cambridge Inglés Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Significado de “sniff” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "sniff" - Diccionario Inglés

See all translations

sniffverb

uk   /snɪf/  us   /snɪf/
C2 [I or T] to smell something by taking air in through your nose: He sniffed his socks to see if they needed washing. Dogs love sniffing each other. She sniffed at her glass of wine before tasting it. Dogs are sometimes used at airports to sniff out (= find by smelling) drugs in people's luggage. He was expelled from school for sniffing glue (= taking in the gas from glue because of the feelings of pleasure that this gives).
C2 [I] to take air in quickly through your nose, usually to stop the liquid inside the nose from flowing out: You're sniffing a lot - do you have a cold?
[T] to speak in an unpleasant way, showing that you have a low opinion of something: [+ speech] "They didn't even serve wine at dinner!" she sniffed.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

sniffnoun [C]

uk   /snɪf/  us   /snɪf/
a quick breath in through the nose to smell something, or to stop liquid in the nose from coming out: Take a sniff of this medicine - it smells horrible, doesn't it? "I don't think much of that idea," she said with a sniff (= an expression of a low opinion).
(Definition of sniff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sniff" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

See all translations

sniffverb [I/T]

 us   /snɪf/
  • sniff verb [I/T] (SMELL)

to smell something by taking in air through the nose: [T] Jack crushed a bit of dried grass between his fingers and sniffed its scent.
To sniff is also to quickly take in a breath through the nose.
  • sniff verb [I/T] (SHOW DISAPPROVAL)

to express a bad opinion of something or someone; to show disapproval: [I] The museum’s front lawn does not need to be cluttered with silly pop art, sniffed a newspaper editorial.
Phrasal verbs

sniffnoun [C]

 /snɪf/
  • sniff noun [C] (QUICK SMELL)

a quick breath in through the nose to smell something: She took a sniff of the medicine.
(Definition of sniff from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de sniff
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“sniff” in British English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Aprende más 

Palabra del día

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Palabra del día

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Aprende más