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synonyms for sniff

  • detect
  • inhale
  • smell
  • inspire
  • nose
  • scent
  • snuff
  • snuffle
  • snift
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As the backbone of the open web, publishers may consider tactics that claim to offer the allure of scale but don’t pass the sniff test when it comes to privacy.
PUBLISHERS ARE NO LONGER CHOOSING BETWEEN DATA UTILITY AND PRIVACY TO INCREASE THEIR BOTTOM LINETREVOR GRIGORUKNOVEMBER 3, 2021DIGIDAY
One of the final sniff tests happens when the car is fully assembled.
THAT NEW CAR SMELL? IT’S GOT A GASSY EXPLANATION.ROB STUMPFSEPTEMBER 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It’s extremely important to keep dogs and other pets away from porcupines, as these rodents won’t hesitate to defend themselves, and can take even a curious sniff as a threat if they feel vulnerable.
HOW TO NOT GET PRICKED BY A NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINENATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 17, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The flesh should give slightly when squeezed, and when you take a sniff, the aroma should be unmistakable—somewhere between melon, pineapple, and very ripe peaches.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ENJOYING MANGOESPURBITA SAHAJULY 13, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
He was coming out, like myself, to sniff the air; and I was not surprised, for its sweetness after the rain was intoxicating.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Watch sat down gravely near it, and gave an approving sniff at intervals.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
The warm wind bore to them the sniff of the sand-dunes, spiced groves, and genii's islands far to southward.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
"She wouldn't be of much use for fighting men," remarked Walter, with a slight sniff of contempt.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
Joyce looked up with a flashing glance, and turned to Ellen, who received the notice with a sniff and a restrained smile.
JOYCE'S INVESTMENTSFANNIE E. NEWBERRY
Even Ellen forgot to sniff, and all set to with a vigor that rather precluded conversation.
JOYCE'S INVESTMENTSFANNIE E. NEWBERRY
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WORDS RELATED TO SNIFF

  • draw in
  • exhale
  • expire
  • fan
  • gasp
  • gulp
  • inhale
  • insufflate
  • open the floodgates
  • pant
  • puff
  • respire
  • scent
  • sigh
  • sniff
  • snore
  • snort
  • use lungs
  • wheeze
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