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sniff

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verb
1 verb smell
INTRANSITIVEbolaigh verbsmúr verb  c m ubheith ag bolaíochtthe soldier sniffed rinne an saighdiúir smúrthacht, bhí an saighdiúir ag smúradh
TRANSITIVEbolaigh verbboladh a bhaint asbolaigh de PhrVsmúr verb  c m ushe sniffed the fresh air tharraing sí bolgam den aer úr isteach, shúigh sí an t-aer úr isteachthe fox was sniffing at the ground bhí an sionnach ag smúrthacht ar an talamh
2 verb when crying or from a cold INTRANSITIVEbheith ag smaoisílshe was sniffing bhí sí ag smaoisíl'I'll miss her,' he sniffed. 'Aireoidh mé uaim í,' arsa seisean agus é ag pusaíl ghoil.
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3 verb breathe substance through nose TRANSITIVEsmúr verb  c m uhe was sniffing cocaine bhí sé ag smúradh cócaoin 4 verb express contempt, disapproval etc INTRANSITIVEthe judge sniffed tharraing an breitheamh séideog trína shrón'It's no great shakes,' she sniffed. 'Níl sé thar mholadh beirte,' arsa sise go dímheasúil. 5 verb informal have a feeling about sth TRANSITIVEbraith verb  c m umothaigh verb  c m uhe sniffed an opportunity mhothaigh sé gur deis a bhí ann dó
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6 noun smell bolú  c m uthey gave her a sniff of the bottle lig siad di bolú den bhuidéal, lig siad di boladh a bhaint as an mbuidéalhe gave a sniff at the food bholaigh sé den bhia, bhain sé boladh as an mbia 7 noun snifflesmaoisíl fem3 8 noun expression of disapproval etche said it with a sniff dúirt sé go dímheasúil éthe film drew sniffs of derision from the critics bhí an scannán ina ábhar fonóide ag na léirmheastóirí 9 noun informal indicationleid fem2  c m uthey didn't have a sniff of the attack ní raibh aon leid acu go mbeadh ionsaí ann, tháinig an t-ionsaí aniar aduaidh orthu 10 noun informal (slight) chancedeis fem2  c m useans masc4  c m uhe had a sniff at a goal bhí deis ar chúl aige
phrases

to be in with a sniff

informal seans a bheith agatare they in with a sniff? an bhfuil seans ar bith acu?

not to be sniffed at

1 worth acceptingthose mortgage rates are not to be sniffed at níl caill ar bith ar na rátaí morgáiste sin 2 impressivethe effort they put in is not to be sniffed at rinne siad iarracht nach beag