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snuff 1

 (snŭf)
v. snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs
v.tr.
1. To inhale (something) audibly through the nose; sniff.
2. To sense or examine by smelling; sniff at.
v.intr.
To sniff; inhale.
n.
The act of snuffing or the sound produced by it; a snuffle.

[Middle English snoffen, to snuff a candle, sniffle, probably from snoffe, snuff; see snuff2.]

snuff 2

 (snŭf)
n.
The charred portion of a candlewick.
tr.v. snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs
1. To extinguish: snuffed out the candles.
2. To put a sudden end to: lives that were snuffed out by car accidents.
3. Slang To kill; murder.
4. To cut off the charred portion of (a candlewick).

[Middle English snoffe, possibly of Low German origin.]

snuff 3

 (snŭf)
n.
1.
a. A preparation of finely pulverized tobacco that can be drawn up into the nostrils by inhaling. Also called smokeless tobacco.
b. The quantity of this tobacco that is inhaled at a single time; a pinch.
2. See dip.
3. A powdery substance, such as a medicine, taken by inhaling.
intr.v. snuffed, snuff·ing, snuffs
To use or inhale snuff.
Idiom:
up to snuff Informal
1. Normal in health.
2. Up to standard; adequate.

[Dutch snuf, short for snuftabak : Dutch snuffen, to sniff; see snuffle + tabak, tobacco.]

snuff

(snʌf)
vb
1. (Physiology) (tr) to inhale through the nose
2. (Physiology) (when: intr, often foll by at) (esp of an animal) to examine by sniffing
n
an act or the sound of snuffing
[C16: probably from Middle Dutch snuffen to snuffle, ultimately of imitative origin]
ˈsnuffer n

snuff

(snʌf)
n
1. (Brewing) finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nostrils or less commonly for chewing
2. (Brewing) a small amount of this
3. (Medicine) any powdered substance, esp one for sniffing up the nostrils
4. up to snuff informal
a. in good health or in good condition
b. chiefly Brit not easily deceived
vb
(Brewing) (intr) to use or inhale snuff
[C17: from Dutch snuf, shortened from snuftabale, literally: tobacco for snuffing; see snuff1]

snuff

(snʌf)
vb (tr)
1. (often foll by out) to extinguish (a light from a naked flame, esp a candle)
2. to cut off the charred part of (the wick of a candle, etc)
3. (usually foll by out) informal to suppress; put an end to
4. snuff it informal Brit to die
n
the burned portion of the wick of a candle
[C14 snoffe, of obscure origin]

snuff1

(snʌf)

v.t.
1. to draw in through the nose by inhaling.
2. to perceive by or as if by smelling; sniff.
3. to examine by smelling, as an animal does.
v.i.
4. to draw air into the nostrils by inhaling, as to smell something; snuffle.
5. to take snuff into the nostrils.
6. Obs. to express contempt or displeasure by sniffing (often fol. by at).
n.
7. an act of snuffing; a sniff.
8. smell, scent, or odor.
9. a preparation of tobacco, either powdered and taken into the nostrils by inhalation or ground and placed between the cheek and gum.
10. a pinch of such tobacco.
Idioms:
up to snuff, Informal.
a. up to a certain standard; satisfactory.
b. Brit. not easily imposed upon; shrewd; sharp.
[1520–30; < Dutch snuffen]

snuff2

(snʌf)

n.
1. the charred or partly consumed portion of a candlewick.
v.t.
2. to cut off or remove the snuff of (candles, tapers, etc.).
3. snuff out,
a. to extinguish.
b. to suppress; crush.
c. Slang. to kill or murder.
[1350–1400; Middle English snoffe, akin to Middle Dutch snuf, snof, Middle Low German snūve head cold]

snuff


Past participle: snuffed
Gerund: snuffing

Imperative
snuff
snuff
Present
I snuff
you snuff
he/she/it snuffs
we snuff
you snuff
they snuff
Preterite
I snuffed
you snuffed
he/she/it snuffed
we snuffed
you snuffed
they snuffed
Present Continuous
I am snuffing
you are snuffing
he/she/it is snuffing
we are snuffing
you are snuffing
they are snuffing
Present Perfect
I have snuffed
you have snuffed
he/she/it has snuffed
we have snuffed
you have snuffed
they have snuffed
Past Continuous
I was snuffing
you were snuffing
he/she/it was snuffing
we were snuffing
you were snuffing
they were snuffing
Past Perfect
I had snuffed
you had snuffed
he/she/it had snuffed
we had snuffed
you had snuffed
they had snuffed
Future
I will snuff
you will snuff
he/she/it will snuff
we will snuff
you will snuff
they will snuff
Future Perfect
I will have snuffed
you will have snuffed
he/she/it will have snuffed
we will have snuffed
you will have snuffed
they will have snuffed
Future Continuous
I will be snuffing
you will be snuffing
he/she/it will be snuffing
we will be snuffing
you will be snuffing
they will be snuffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been snuffing
you have been snuffing
he/she/it has been snuffing
we have been snuffing
you have been snuffing
they have been snuffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been snuffing
you will have been snuffing
he/she/it will have been snuffing
we will have been snuffing
you will have been snuffing
they will have been snuffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been snuffing
you had been snuffing
he/she/it had been snuffing
we had been snuffing
you had been snuffing
they had been snuffing
Conditional
I would snuff
you would snuff
he/she/it would snuff
we would snuff
you would snuff
they would snuff
Past Conditional
I would have snuffed
you would have snuffed
he/she/it would have snuffed
we would have snuffed
you would have snuffed
they would have snuffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snuff - the charred portion of a candlewick
candlewick - the wick of a candle
char - a charred substance
2.snuff - a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
mite, soupcon, tinge, jot, hint, pinch, speck, touch - a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
3.snuff - finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
rappee - strong snuff made from dark coarse tobacco
baccy, tobacco - leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
4.snuff - sensing an odor by inhaling through the nosesnuff - sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
smelling, smell - the act of perceiving the odor of something
Verb1.snuff - sniff or smell inquiringly
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
2.snuff - inhale audibly through the nose; "snuff coke"
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"
Adj.1.snuff - snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue

snuff

verb
snuff it die, expire, perish, pass away, depart, buy it (U.S. slang), check out (U.S. slang), kick it (slang), croak (slang), give up the ghost, go belly-up (slang), peg out (informal), kick the bucket (slang), buy the farm (U.S. slang), peg it (informal), decease, cark it (Austral. & N.Z. slang), pop your clogs (informal), breathe your last, hop the twig (slang) Perhaps he thought he was about to snuff it.
snuff someone out kill, murder, slay, destroy, waste (informal), do in (slang), take out (slang), execute, massacre, butcher, slaughter, dispatch, assassinate, eradicate, do away with, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), obliterate, knock off (slang), liquidate, annihilate, neutralize, exterminate, take (someone's) life, bump off (slang), extirpate, wipe from the face of the earth (informal) a bright, articulate young man who was snuffed out by the racism of a few white thugs
snuff something out blow out, put out, extinguish, douse, snuff out, quench, stifle, smother She snuffed out the candle.

snuff

verb
To perceive with the olfactory sense:
Idiom: catch a whiff of.
phrasal verb
snuff out
1. To cause to stop burning or giving light:
Translations
سَعوطيُزيل جُزْء الفَتيلَه
odstřihnout knotšňupací tabák
klippe vægen afsnus
klippa brunninn kveikneftóbak
apgriezt deglišņaucamā tabaka
odstrihnúť knôtšňupací tabak
enfiyemum fitilinin yanık ucunu kesmek

snuff

1 [snʌf] Nrapé m
to take snufftomar rapé

snuff

2 [snʌf]
A. VTapagar
to snuff itestirar la pata, liar el petate
B. CPD snuff film, snuff movie Npelícula f porno en que muere realmente uno de los participantes
snuff out VT + ADV [+ candle] → apagar (fig) → extinguir

snuff

[ˈsnʌf]
ntabac m à priser
vt (also snuff out) [+ candle] → moucher

snuff

n
Schnupftabak m; to take snuffschnupfen
to be/come up to snuff (dated inf)mithalten können (inf)
vt candle (= extinguish: also snuff out) → auslöschen; (= trim wick)putzen, schnäuzen (old); (fig) revoltersticken; hopeszunichtemachen, zerschlagen; to snuff out somebody’s lifejds Lebenslicht auslöschen; to snuff it (Brit inf: = die) → abkratzen (sl)

snuff

[snʌf]
1. ntabacco da fiuto
to take snuff → fiutare tabacco
2. vt (also snuff out) (candle) → spegnere
to snuff it (Brit) (fam) → tirare le cuoia

snuff1

(snaf) noun
powdered tobacco for sniffing up into the nose. He took a pinch of snuff.

snuff2

(snaf) verb
to snip off the burnt part of the wick of (a candle or lamp).
snuff out
1. to extinguish the flame of (a candle etc). He snuffed out the candle by squeezing the wick between his thumb and forefinger.
2. to (cause to) come to a sudden end. Opposition was quickly snuffed out.

snuff

v. inhalar; resoplar hacia adentro;
to ___ uptomar por la nariz.

snuff

n (tobacco) rapé m, tabaco para inhalar
References in classic literature ?
Never say die, take a pinch of snuff, goodbye, goodbye
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
Sleek unwieldy porkers were grunting in the repose and abundance of their pens, from whence sallied forth, now and then, troops of sucking pigs, as if to snuff the air.
Clare declared that she could not have any smell of the horses about him when he came near her, and that he must positively not be put to any service that would make him unpleasant to her, as her nervous system was entirely inadequate to any trial of that nature; one snuff of anything disagreeable being, according to her account, quite sufficient to close the scene, and put an end to all her earthly trials at once.
From being the best electric- lighted town in the kingdom and the most like a recumbent sun of anything you ever saw, it was be- come simply a blot -- a blot upon darkness -- that is to say, it was darker and solider than the rest of the darkness, and so you could see it a little better; it made me feel as if maybe it was symbolical -- a sort of sign that the Church was going to KEEP the upper hand now, and snuff out all my beautiful civilization just like that.
And she took snuff, too; of course that was all right, because she done it herself.
asked a third, taking a vast quantity of snuff out of a very large snuff-box.
The Hall was a queer place, I thought, with higher pews in it than a church - and with people hanging over the pews looking on - and with mighty Justices (one with a powdered head) leaning back in chairs, with folded arms, or taking snuff, or going to sleep, or writing, or reading the newspapers - and with some shining black portraits on the walls, which my unartistic eye regarded as a composition of hardbake and sticking-plaister.
Snuff, the brown spaniel, who had placed herself in front of him, and had been watching him for some time, now jumped up in impatience for the expected caress.
Bring a bottle of squareface and some snuff with you for presents.
I don't need any light to look for a man who smells of Black Rappee snuff," said Jip as he climbed the stairs.
And you never saw me take snuff, the reason being that in my snuff-box I carry a piece of Parmesan cheese--a cheese made in Italy, very nutritious.