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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsniffsniff1 /snɪf/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive]BREATHE to breathe air into your nose noisily, for example when you are crying or have a cold Margaret sniffed miserably and nodded. Stop sniffing and blow your nose.2 [intransitive, transitive]SMELL to breathe air in through your nose in order to smell something He opened the milk and sniffed it.sniff at The dog was sniffing at the carpet.3 [transitive]SAY to say something in a way that shows you think something is not good enough ‘Is that all?’ she sniffed.4 [transitive]MDD to take a harmful drug by breathing it up your nosesnort kids who sniff glue sniff at something sniff something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sniff"I'm sorry I got so upset, '' she sniffed."It looks overcooked, " she sniffed.She sniffed a few times and stopped crying.The dog raised its nose in the air, sniffed, and then started to follow the scent.I could hear him sniff as he went before me.It sniffed at the ground and stood, dejected, motionless.The dog was rushing around excitedly, sniffing at the ground.For a moment he sniffed at the roots.Some youngsters who sniff have accidents while they are intoxicated and some suffer damage to their health.Otto looked around quickly to make sure no one was looking and then sniffed his armpits.He sniffed his hand again, then shook his head.Stop sniffing! Use your handkerchief.The number of youngsters sniffing varies from place to place and at different times.Varney sniffed, wiped his nose with his hand and backed his other foot into the water.sniff atRex, the dog, was sniffing at the carpet.