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Definition of Sniff

Sniff

  1. To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
  2. To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.
  3. To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.
  4. The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.

Sniff Quotations

Unlike the primate hand, the elephant's grasping organ is also its nose. Elephants use their trunks not only to reach food but also to sniff and touch it. With their unparalleled sense of smell, the animals know exactly what they are going for. Vision is secondary.
Frans de Waal

A nose that can see is worth two that sniff.
Eugene Ionesco

I have been able to sniff out a phony.
Jennifer Coolidge

I do like a little romance... just a sniff, as I call it, of the rocks and valleys. Of course, bread-and-cheese is the real thing. The rocks and valleys are no good at all, if you haven't got that.
Anthony Trollope

I want them to listen to me for what I am saying. And I think the best way to do that is to sniff my armpits, and like, sit and burp every now and then.
Michelle Rodriguez
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Sniff Translations

sniff in French is renifler
sniff in Italian is sbuffare
sniff in Spanish is olfatear, curiosear