Sniff

Definition of Sniff

v. i.1.To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; - sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt.
[imp. & p. p. Sniffed or Snift; p. pr. & vb. n. Sniffing.]
So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven.
- M. Arnold.
v. t.1.To draw in with the breath through the nose; as, to sniff the air of the country.
2.To perceive as by sniffing; to snuff, to scent; to smell; as, to sniff danger.
n.1.The act of sniffing; perception by sniffing; that which is taken by sniffing; as, a sniff of air.

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