Definition of Sniff out

1. Verb. Recognize or detect by or as if by smelling. "He can smell out trouble"

Exact synonyms: Nose Out, Scent Out, Smell Out
Entails: Smell



Definition of Sniff out

1. Verb. To find something using the sense of smell. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to find, especially to find something that cannot be seen. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sniff Out

snicket
snickets
snicking
snicks
snide
snidely
snideness
snidenesses
snider
snides
snidest
snie
snied
snies
sniff
sniff out (current term)
sniff test
sniff tests
sniffable
sniffed
sniffer
sniffer dog
sniffer dogs
sniffer plane
sniffer planes
sniffers
sniffier
sniffiest
sniffily
sniffiness

Literary usage of Sniff out

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1. The Resonance of Allah: Resplendent Explanations Arising from the Nur, Allah by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2001)
"Just as the bat found its food through its sense of smell, these people attempt to sniff out and gather the selfish, evil products of ignorance for ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... [to sniff out], to search with the snout as a Dig or a dog (Lewis), the origin instead jf a derivative of smch, Gael, soc, the snout. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... [lu sniff out], to search with the snout as i pig or a dog (Lewis), the origin instead of a derivative of swch, Gael, soc, the snout. ..."

4. Obstacles to Peace by Samuel Sidney McClure (1917)
"Here in Grimsby are the most dangerous enemies of OUT U-boats — the fishermen, mine-sweepers, and the patrol boatmen, who sniff out the submarines. ..."

5. Obstacles to Peace by Samuel Sidney McClure (1917)
"Here in Grimsby are the most dangerous enemies of our U-boats — the fishermen, mine-sweepers, and the patrol boatmen, who sniff out the submarines. ..."

6. Obstacles to Peace by Samuel Sidney McClure (1917)
"Here in Grimsby are the most dangerous enemies of our U-boats — the fishermen, mine-sweepers, and the patrol boatmen, who sniff out the submarines. ..."

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