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s nif

  • n  sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
  • v  perceive by inhaling through the nose
    sniff the perfume
  • v  inhale audibly through the nose
    the sick student was sniffling in the back row

  • They apparently did not sniff the urine stench of the youngsters' alternative dwelling.
  • The mines buried here are dummies, already detonated but still containing the traces of TNT that the rats have been trained to sniff out.
  • Don't worry, jurors will sniff out the truth.
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  • Graeme McDowell in New York Times
    After taking the 36-hole lead Friday, Graeme McDowell said, "If I get a sniff Sunday afternoon, I'll be ready for it."
  • Michael Vaughan in ic Wales
    To get to a ground on the last day with a small sniff of victory and to end up losing in such a dramatic fashion is not a great feeling at all,Vaughan added. "We felt if we'd have got to 80 or 100-1, which on that wicket was certainly...

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