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Definición de “sniff” en inglés

sniff

verb     /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).Smells and smelling C2 [I] to take air in quickly through your nose , usually to stop the liquid inside the nose from flowing out: You were sniffing a lot - I presumed you had a cold .Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseases [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.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
(Definition of sniff verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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