sniff out

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sniff out

(tr, adverb) to detect through shrewdness or instinct
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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"
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(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.
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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