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Topic: HUMAN

Language: Old English
Origin: fneosan

sneeze

1 verb
     
sneeze1 [intransitive]
1HBH if you sneeze, air suddenly comes from your nose, making a noise, for example when you have a cold:
She started coughing and sneezing.
The dust was making him sneeze.
2

not to be sneezed at

British English nothing to sneeze at American English spoken used about an offer, especially of money, that is very good, and which you should consider carefully:
In those days £5 an hour was not to be sneezed at.
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