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  1. sniff

    • IPA[snɪf]

    英式

    • v.
      draw up air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it running, or to express contempt;draw in (a scent, substance, or air) through the nose
    • n.
      an act or sound of sniffing;an amount of air or other substance taken up by sniffing
    • verb: sniff, 3rd person present: sniffs, gerund or present participle: sniffing, past tense: sniffed, past participle: sniffed

    • noun: sniff, plural noun: sniffs

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    動詞

    • 1. draw up air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it running, or to express contempt his dog sniffed at my trousers ‘You're behaving in an unladylike fashion,’ sniffed Mother 同義詞 inhale, snuffle, breathe in, snuff (up)
    • draw in (a scent, substance, or air) through the nose Miranda sniffed the heavy perfume of the lilies 同義詞 smell, test the smell of, nose at, detect the smell of, pick up the smell of, ... 更多
    • investigate covertly, especially in an attempt to find out confidential or incriminating information about someone a couple of journalists are sniffing around
    • discover something by investigation he made millions sniffing out tax loopholes for companies

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