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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Due to this, he disclosed that the Department of Agriculture has started training 40 canines to sniff out meat products brought in by tourists through hand-carried and checked-in luggage.
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Edward Ofere 7 Proved again he can sniff out a goal and rumble up defences.
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Cloning a drug-sniffing dog would produce a dog capable ofbeing trained but not already able to sniff out drugs.