There are 2 translations of sniff in Spanish:

sniff1

Pronunciation: /snɪf/

vt

  • 2 (say scornfully) decir* con desdén or desdeñosamente
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    • In the past, some elitists have sniffed at her for precisely these reasons, but her fans love her as much for who she is as for her beautiful voice.
    • Five years ago we just would not even have sniffed at those awards.
    • The predator sniffed at her prey once more, suddenly doubting that she had caught a genuine mate.

vi

  • 1.1 [animal] husmear, olfatear, olisquear [person] stop sniffing! ¡no hagas ese ruido con la nariz!, ¡no te sorbas la nariz! I miss him, she said sniffing —lo echo de menos —dijo, tratando de no llorar she sniffed audibly when I told her how much it had cost resopló cuando le dije cuánto había costado to sniff at sth [person] oler* algo [animal] olfatear or olisquear algo 1.2 (be dismissive) to sniff at sth/sb despreciar or desdeñar algo/a algn it's not to be sniffed at no es de despreciar or desdeñar, no es para hacerle ascos [colloquial/familiar]
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    • Rather than give an answer, the major sniffed the air, heavy with the scent of cooking.
    • She moved among the ashes sniffing the air hoping to pick up on his scent.
    • He sniffs the air and finds the scent of the pizza.

Phrasal verbs

sniff out

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [dog] descubrir* husmeando or olfateando 1.2 [crime/danger] olerse*

Definition of sniff in:

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adj
tireless …
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.

There are 2 translations of sniff in Spanish:

sniff2

n

  • 1.1 (act, sound) I heard sobs and sniffs coming from her bedroom oí sollozos y resuellos que venían de su habitación she gave a sniff to clear her nose aspiró fuerte para despejarse la nariz she gave a sniff and turned her back on me dio un resoplido y me volvió la espalda to have a sniff of sth oler* algo have a sniff of this huele esto one sniff of the gas and he felt drowsy con una inhalación del gas ya se sintió adormecido
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    • The sounds of her occasional sniffs could be heard.
    • The soft kid slippers she wore on her feet made a sound like short quick sniffs.
    • The sound of an occasional sniff twisted the pain even deeper.
    1.2 (smell) olor (m), olorcillo (m)
    More example sentences
    • He look a deep sniff of the substance and smiled.
    • Keep them there for a while, just long enough for them to have been put through the mill a bit and caught a sniff of final victory, then rip the carpet from under them at the very last minute.
    • But you can definitely see some clubs having a bit of a sniff of him because the lad has a lot to offer.

Definition of sniff in:

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Word of the day incansable
adj
tireless …
Cultural fact of the day

Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.