English version

snuff

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsnuffsnuff1 /snʌf/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 (also snuff out) [transitive]STOP something THAT IS HAPPENING to stop a candle burning by pressing the burning part with your fingers or by covering it2 → snuff it3 [intransitive, transitive]BREATHESMELL if an animal snuffs, it breathes air into its nose in a noisy way, especially in order to smell something syn sniff → snuff something/somebody ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
snuff• Any hopes of a comeback by the Raiders were snuffed at the start of the second half.• But he was constantly snuffed out by City's engine-room battlers.• What was it all about when some one like Mac could be snuffed out, just like that?• Thompson took a fine ball from Pugh after 12 minutes and again raced clear but Swansea's defence snuffed out the danger.• How could anyone be so evil that they could snuff out the life of a young girl?• The breath was knocked out of him, the spell scattered and snuffed out.• Still, it took another gem, by third baseman Ken Caminiti, to snuff that threat.• The Cowboys had tried to snuff them.
Related topics: Tobacco
snuffsnuff2 noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 DFTa type of tobacco in powder form, which people breathe in through their noses 🔊 He took a pinch of snuff. 🔊 a snuff box (=a small box used to keep snuff in)2 → up to snuff
Examples from the Corpus
snuff• They never said anything about snuff, silverweed and horse-racing.• She'd taxed him with trading them for snuff, which was his passion, and he'd not denied it.• The probably truth is that, like snuff, he regularly got up aristocratic noses.• But she dipped her thumb and forefinger into the bag and took out a pinch of snuff.• She took a pinch of snuff in her hand and sprinkled it over the note murmuring something under her breath.• One of the mills still produces snuff.• I jumped up in fright and in the process knocked the snuff out of her hand.snuff box• In his hands he holds a snuff box, shaped like a small quiver, and a thin stick.• Its use in the past included the manufacture of spoons and snuff boxes.• Many of Birmingham's population of artisans were occupied in producing trays and caddies, as well as snuff boxes for Virginia tobacco.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
snuff
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysnuff
he, she, itsnuffs
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysnuffed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave snuffed
he, she, ithas snuffed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad snuffed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill snuff
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have snuffed
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam snuffing
he, she, itis snuffing
> View More
you, we, theyare snuffing
Past
I, he, she, itwas snuffing
you, we, theywere snuffing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been snuffing
he, she, ithas been snuffing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been snuffing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be snuffing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been snuffing
> View Less