sniffle


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snif·fle

 (snĭf′əl)
intr.v. snif·fled, snif·fling, snif·fles
1. To inhale or exhale audibly through a runny or congested nose.
2. To weep or whimper lightly.
n.
1. The act or sound of sniffling.
2. sniffles A condition, such as a head cold, accompanied by congestion of the nose. Used with the.

[Frequentative of sniff.]

snif′fler n.
snif′fly (snĭf′ə-lē, snĭf′lē) adj.

sniffle

(ˈsnɪfəl)
vb
(Physiology) (intr) to breathe audibly through the nose, as when the nasal passages are congested
n
(Physiology) the act, sound, or an instance of sniffling
ˈsniffler n
ˈsniffly adj

snif•fle

(ˈsnɪf əl)

v. -fled, -fling,
n. v.i.
1. to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears.
n.
2. an act or sound of sniffling.
3. the sniffles, a condition, as a cold, marked by sniffling.
[1625–35]
snif′fler, n.
snif′fly, adj.

sniffle


Past participle: sniffled
Gerund: sniffling

Imperative
sniffle
sniffle
Present
I sniffle
you sniffle
he/she/it sniffles
we sniffle
you sniffle
they sniffle
Preterite
I sniffled
you sniffled
he/she/it sniffled
we sniffled
you sniffled
they sniffled
Present Continuous
I am sniffling
you are sniffling
he/she/it is sniffling
we are sniffling
you are sniffling
they are sniffling
Present Perfect
I have sniffled
you have sniffled
he/she/it has sniffled
we have sniffled
you have sniffled
they have sniffled
Past Continuous
I was sniffling
you were sniffling
he/she/it was sniffling
we were sniffling
you were sniffling
they were sniffling
Past Perfect
I had sniffled
you had sniffled
he/she/it had sniffled
we had sniffled
you had sniffled
they had sniffled
Future
I will sniffle
you will sniffle
he/she/it will sniffle
we will sniffle
you will sniffle
they will sniffle
Future Perfect
I will have sniffled
you will have sniffled
he/she/it will have sniffled
we will have sniffled
you will have sniffled
they will have sniffled
Future Continuous
I will be sniffling
you will be sniffling
he/she/it will be sniffling
we will be sniffling
you will be sniffling
they will be sniffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sniffling
you have been sniffling
he/she/it has been sniffling
we have been sniffling
you have been sniffling
they have been sniffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sniffling
you will have been sniffling
he/she/it will have been sniffling
we will have been sniffling
you will have been sniffling
they will have been sniffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sniffling
you had been sniffling
he/she/it had been sniffling
we had been sniffling
you had been sniffling
they had been sniffling
Conditional
I would sniffle
you would sniffle
he/she/it would sniffle
we would sniffle
you would sniffle
they would sniffle
Past Conditional
I would have sniffled
you would have sniffled
he/she/it would have sniffled
we would have sniffled
you would have sniffled
they would have sniffled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sniffle - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)sniffle - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Verb1.sniffle - cry or whine with snufflingsniffle - cry or whine with snuffling; "Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
weep, cry - shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"
2.sniffle - inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
Translations
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sniffle

[ˈsnɪfl]
A. N to have the snifflesestar resfriado or constipado
B. VIsorber con ruido

sniffle

[ˈsnɪfəl]
vi (= snuffle) → renifler
n (= cold) → léger rhume m
to have the sniffles → être un peu enrhumé(e)

sniffle

n. catarro nasal;
v. sorber repetidamente por la nariz.

sniffle

n acto de sorber(se) los mocos; to have the sniffles (fam) tener mucosidad, tener secreción nasal (form), tener flujo nasal, tener escurrimiento nasal (esp. Mex); vi sorber(se) los mocos
References in classic literature ?
He has taken care not to blubber or sniffle, lest we should find out that he is crying.
Her little black nose went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; and underneath her cap--where Lucie had yellow curls--that little person had PRICKLES!
TIGGY-WINKLE'S nose went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; and she fetched another hot iron from the fire.
And I have such a cold in the head -- I can do nothing but sniffle, sigh and sneeze.
It was ages since she had had a moment's conversation with her dearest Catherine; and, though she had such thousands of things to say to her, it appeared as if they were never to be together again; so, with sniffles of most exquisite misery, and the laughing eye of utter despondency, she bade her friend adieu and went on.
His eyes snapped vindictively, while his ears joyed in the sniffles she emitted.
Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
This summer's sniffle season ilonger and more intense than usual, with record numbers of people suffering and some of the UK's highest pollen counts.
Starting the treatment at the first hint of a sniffle seemed to stop symptoms developing into a full-blown cold and made them a lot easier to bear.
Men have been laughed at for decades for moaning that the slightest sniffle is a near-death experience.
So we can refer to "the sniffles" as well as to "the sniffle.
If you tend to run to the pharmacy at the first hint of a sniffle