Phrasal Verb 'sniff'

We have 4 phrasal verb definition related to 'sniff'.

Sniff around

Meaning:

Look around to see how good something is or to try to find something better

Example:

I SNIFFED AROUND to see if I could find a better deal.

Sniff at

Meaning:

Disapprove or be scornful

Example:

A job opportunity like that is not to be SNIFFED AT.

Sniff out

Meaning:

Find something by smell (usually for dogs)

Example:

Customs use dogs to SNIFF OUT illegal drugs being smuggled in.

Sniff out

Meaning:

Find out information, especially when people don't want anyone to know

Example:

Our rivals are trying to SNIFF OUT our plans for expansion.