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sniff

US [snɪf]
UK [snɪf]
  • n.闻;嗅;吸气(声);抽鼻子(声)
  • v.闻;抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等时出声地用鼻子吸气);抱怨
  • Web嗅探;用力吸;以鼻吸气
Simple Present:sniffs  Present Participle:sniffing  Past Tense:sniffed  
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v.
1.
[i]
抽鼻子(尤指哭泣、患感冒等时出声地用鼻子吸气)to breathe air in through your nose in a way that makes a sound, especially when you are crying, have a cold, etc.
We all had colds and couldn't stop sniffing and sneezing.
我们都感冒了,一个劲地抽鼻子,打喷嚏。
2.
[t][i]
(吸着气)嗅,闻to breathe air in through the nose in order to discover or enjoy the smell of sth
sniffing the fresh morning air
吸着早晨的新鲜空气
to sniff glue
吸胶毒
The dog sniffed at my shoes.
那条狗嗅我的鞋。
3.
[t][i]
+ speech.~ (sth)
抱怨;不以为然地说to say sth in a complaining or disapproving way
‘It's hardly what I'd call elegant,’ she sniffed.
“要我说,这很难称得上雅致。”她不以为然地说。
IDM
In those days, $20 was not a sum to be sniffed at.
那时候,20 元可不能不当回事。
not to be sniffed at
(informal)
值得认真对待;不可轻视good enough to be accepted or considered seriously
In those days, $20 was not a sum to be sniffed at.
那时候,20 元可不能不当回事。
n.
1.
[c]
吸气(声);抽鼻子(声);嗅;闻an act or the sound of sniffing
She took a deep sniff of the perfume.
她使劲闻了闻香水。
My mother gave a sniff of disapproval.
我母亲哼了一声,表示不同意。
His sobs soon turned to sniffs.
不多时,他的呜咽变成了啜泣。
2.
[sing]
~ of sth
感觉;察觉an idea of what sth is like or that sth is going to happen
The sniff of power went to his head.
权力在握的感觉使他得意忘形。
They make threats but back down at the first sniff of trouble.
他们起先气势汹汹,但一看情形不妙立刻软了下来。
3.
[sing]
~ of sth
微小的可能性a small chance of sth
She didn't get even a sniff at a medal.
她根本不可能拿到奖牌。
IDM
have a (good) sniff around
仔细检查(某处)to examine a place carefully

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