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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘sniff’.

Sniff
Pronunciation:
\ˈsnif\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
Middle English
Date:
14th century

intransitive verb
1 : to draw air audibly up the nose especially for smelling <sniffed at the flowers>
2 : to show or express disdain or scorn
3 : , <sniffed around for clues>
transitive verb
1 : to smell or take by inhalation through the nose
2 : to utter contemptuously
3 : to recognize or detect by or as if by smelling <sniff out trouble>


sniff. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sniff
 
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