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  1. sniff

    • IPA[snif]

    美式

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

    • noun: sniff, plural noun: sniffs

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞

    動詞

    • 1. draw in air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it from 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
    • show contempt or dislike for the price is not to be sniffed at
    • investigate covertly, especially to find out confidential or incriminating information about someone a couple of journalists are sniffing around
    • discover something by investigation he made millions upon millions sniffing out tax loopholes for companies

    名詞

    • n.
      the action of drawing in air audibly through the nose: he is easy to find due to his sniffing and sneezing
    • adj.
      characterized by or resembling the sound of air being drawn in audibly through the nose: my dog has been making a sniffing sound for the past few days

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the action of drawing in air audibly through the nose: he is easy to find due to his sniffing and sneezing
    • adj.
      characterized by or resembling the sound of air being drawn in audibly through the nose: my dog has been making a sniffing sound for the past few days

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      worth having, accepting, or taking into account

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      the practice of inhaling intoxicating fumes from the solvents in adhesives.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      the practice of inhaling intoxicating fumes from the solvents in adhesives.

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[snɪf]

    英式

    • v.
      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
    • n.
      an act or sound of sniffing: he gave a sniff of disapproval

    Oxford Dictionary