sniff out


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sniff out

vb
(tr, adverb) to detect through shrewdness or instinct
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sniff out - recognize or detect by or as if by smellingsniff out - recognize or detect by or as if by smelling; "He can smell out trouble"
Translations
يَكْتَشِف بالشَّم
vyčenichat
opsnuse
òefa uppi
koklayarak bulmak

w>sniff out

vt sep (lit, fig inf)aufspüren; crime, plotaufdecken

sniff

(snif) verb
1. to draw in air through the nose with a slight noise.
2. to do this in an attempt to smell something. The dog sniffed me all over; He sniffed suddenly, wondering if he could smell smoke.
noun
an act of sniffing.
sniff out
to discover or detect (by using the sense of smell). The police used dogs to sniff out the explosives.
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Cloning a drug-sniffing dog would produce a dog capable ofbeing trained but not already able to sniff out drugs.
Given Siri's Miss Marple-like tendency to sniff out wrongdoings and murderous misdemeanours, he was never going to be the type to sit quietly.
Springer spaniels or Labradors are used to sniff out drugs, cash and guns.
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Sprocket is trained to sniff out the scent of gasoline, kerosene or other ``accelerants'' in the charred remains of suspicious fires.
His record haul was pounds 58,000 worth of heroin, which he managed to sniff out buried deep in a garden in the Billingham area in 2002.