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sniff out

1 (v + prep) informal discover or detect (sth) TRANSITIVEaimsigh verb  c m uto sniff out interesting stories scéalta suimiúla a aimsiú 2 (v + prep) informal track down (villains etc) TRANSITIVEtéigh ar lorgtéigh sa tóir arto sniff out criminals dul ar lorg coirpeach, dul sa tóir ar choirpigh 3 (v + prep) uncover sth by smell TRANSITIVEthe dogs sniffed out the drugs chuir na madraí lorg na ndrugaí → see sniff