Sniffed
Sniff Sniff, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sniffed}or {Snift}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sniffing}.] [OE. sneven; akin to snivel, snuff; cf. Dan. snive to sniff. See {Snuff}, v. t.] To draw air audibly up the nose; to snuff; -- sometimes done as a gesture of suspicion, offense, or contempt. [1913 Webster]

So ye grow squeamish, gods, and sniff at heaven. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sniffed — snɪf n. short inhalation through the nose; sound of a sniff; odor, scent v. inhale through the nose; smell; express disapproval by making a sniffing sound; take into the the nose by inhaling; perceive, sense …   English contemporary dictionary

  • not to be sniffed at — Not to be despised • • • Main Entry: ↑sniff * * * not to be sniffed at british informal phrase very good, or good enough to consider having A £50,000 a year salary is not to be sniffed at! Thesaurus: very good …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Cat Who Sniffed Glue — infobox Book | name = The Cat Who Sniffed Glue title orig = translator = image caption = author = Lilian Jackson Braun cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Cat Who series genre = Mystery, Novel publisher = Jove… …   Wikipedia

  • not to be sniffed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (to) be sniffed at — (not) to be sneezed/sniffed at informal 1. if something, especially an amount of money, is not to be sneezed at, it is large enough to be worth having. And there s the increase in salary to be considered. Ј3000 extra a year is not to be sneezed… …   New idioms dictionary

  • not to be sniffed at — British informal very good, or good enough to consider having A £50,000 a year salary is not to be sniffed at! …   English dictionary

  • not to be sniffed at — informal worth having or considering. → sniff …   English new terms dictionary

  • sniff — [[t]snɪ̱f[/t]] sniffs, sniffing, sniffed 1) VERB When you sniff, you breathe in air through your nose hard enough to make a sound, for example when you are trying not to cry, or in order to show disapproval. She wiped her face and sniffed loudly …   English dictionary

  • sniff — 01. The child wiped away a tear, and [sniffed] a couple of times. 02. Children in the isolated village have been [sniffing] gasoline to get over their boredom. 03. If you [sniff] glue, it could cause serious health problems. 04. The lion raised… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sniff — sniff1 [snıf] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: From the sound] 1.) to breathe air into your nose noisily, for example when you are crying or have a cold ▪ Margaret sniffed miserably and nodded. ▪ Stop sniffing and blow your nose. 2.) [I and T] to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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