Associations to the word «Sniff»

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SNIFF, noun. An instance of sniffing.
SNIFF, noun. A quantity of something that is inhaled through the nose
SNIFF, noun. A brief perception
SNIFF, verb. (ambitransitive) To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something.
SNIFF, verb. To say something while sniffing, for example in case of illness or unhappiness, or in contempt.
SNIFF, verb. (transitive) To perceive vaguely
SNIFF, verb. To be dismissive or contemptuous of something.
SNIFF, verb. (computing) To intercept and analyse packets of data being transmitted over a network.
SNIFF, verb. (slang) (UK) To inhale drugs in powder form (usually cocaine) through the nose.
SNIFF OUT, verb. To find something using the sense of smell.
SNIFF OUT, verb. (idiomatic) to find, especially to find something that cannot be seen.
SNIFF TEST, noun. (idiomatic) An informal reality check of an idea or proposal, using one's common sense or sense of propriety.
SNIFF TESTS, noun. Plural of sniff test

Dictionary definition

SNIFF, noun. Sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose.
SNIFF, verb. Perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume".
SNIFF, verb. Inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row".

Wise words

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Lucius Annaeus Seneca