sniff

Part of speech: verb

To breathe through the nose in short, quick inhalations.

Part of speech: noun

An act of sniffing.

Part of speech: noun

Perception as of an odor by sniffing.

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Usage examples "sniff":

  1. It turned around and seemed to sniff the air. - "Five Little Friends", Sherred Willcox Adams Maud and Miska Petersham.
  2. Let's have a sniff! - "The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete", John Galsworthy.
  3. Get away man, said Peter, with a contemptuous sniff, he'll never hurt anybody. - "The Associate Hermits", Frank R. Stockton.