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sniffed, past tense; sniffs, 3rd person singular present; sniffing, present participle; sniffed, past participle;
  1. Draw in air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it from running, or to express contempt
    • - his dog sniffed at my trousers
    • - “You're behaving in an unladylike fashion,” sniffed Mother
  2. Draw in (a scent, substance, or air) through the nose

  3. Show contempt or dislike for
    • - the price is not to be sniffed at
  4. Investigate covertly, esp. to find out confidential or incriminating information about someone

  5. Discover something by investigation
    • - he made millions upon millions sniffing out tax loopholes for companies
  1. An act or sound of drawing air through the nose
    • - he gave a sniff of disapproval
  2. An amount of air or other substance taken up in such a way
    • - his drug use was confined to a sniff of amyl nitrite
  3. A trace, hint, or small amount
    • - they're off at the first sniff of trouble
  4. A small chance
    • - the Olympic hosts will at least get a sniff at a medal

  1. sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
  2. inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
  3. Sniff - is a character in the Moomin series of books by Finnish author Tove Jansson. Moomintroll's immature friend and later adopted brother. He is the son of the Muddler and the Fuzzy. ...
  4. (Sniffed) A packet analyzer (also known as a network analyzer, protocol analyzer or sniffer, or for particular types of networks, an Ethernet sniffer or wireless sniffer) is computer software or computer hardware that can intercept and log traffic passing over a digital network or part of a ...
  5. An instance of sniffing; To make a short, audible inhalation, through the nose, as if to smell something; To be dismissive or contemptuous of something
  6. (Sniffing) A synonym for "passive wiretapping."
  7. (SNIFFING) Listening in on a network in order to capture and steal sensitive information.
  8. (Sniffing) A method of determining whether email recipients are capable of receiving HTML-formatted messages. This procedure is not recommended as it is flawed and may result in inaccurate findings.
  9. (Sniffing) Capturing information that was intended for other machines.
  10. (Sniffing) Inhaling gases from ground coffee and vapors from brewed coffee through the nose and on to the nasal membrane.
  11. (Sniffing) Passive interception and reading network traffic.
  12. (Sniffing) The act of auditing or watching computer network traffic. Hackers may use sniffing programs to capture data that is being communicated on a network (e.g., usernames and passwords).
  13. (Sniffing) This seems pretty self-evident, doesn't it? Winegeeks spend a lot of time doing this, often concentrating hard enough on whether that Note is 'basil' or 'oregano' to make blood vessels in their tiny geek brains burst asunder.
  14. (sniffing) A program and/or device that monitors data traveling over a network. Sniffers can be used both for legitimate network management functions and for stealing information off a network. ...
  15. (sniffing) Attack that collects information from network messages by making copies of their contents. Password sniffing is the most widely publicized example.
  16. (sniffing) Tracking information that moves across the internet for purposes of identity theft and marketing demographics. Messages and information which moves unprotected across the internet or airwaves can be captured by innovative snoops.
  17. Sniffing is the method that a network device, such as the Nintendo DS, uses to identify available wireless networks in the area.
  18. A social custom used to greet other dogs, similar to the human exchange of business cards.
  19. A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop.
  20. A surveillance technique used to detect or explore network traffic.
  21. To inhale drugs through your nostril.
  22. To sniff drugs and solvents.