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sniff
American English: /snɪf/
British English: /snɪf/

Translation of sniff in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 2 (say scornfully)
    decir con desdén or desdeñosamente
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (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 something
    (person)
    oler algo
    (animal)
    olfatear or olisquear algo
    1.2 (be dismissive)to sniff at something/somebody
    despreciar or desdeñar algo/a alguien
    it's not to be sniffed at
    no es de despreciar or desdeñar
    no es para hacerle ascos [colloquial]

noun

  • 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 something
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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 (masculine)
    olorcillo (masculine)
    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.

Phrasal verbs

sniff out

verb + adverb + object
1.1
(dog)
descubrir husmeando or olfateando
1.2
(crime/danger)
olerse

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