sniff something out


sniff something out
DETECT, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, hunt out, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, run to earth/ground.
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  • sniff something out — informal discover something by investigation. → sniff …   English new terms dictionary

  • sniff something out — informal Syn: detect, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, root out, uncover, unearth …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • nose something out — DETECT, find, discover, bring to light, track down, dig up, ferret out, root out, uncover, unearth, sniff out. → nose * * * ˌnose sthˈout derived (informal) to discover information about sb/sth by searching for it • Reporters nosed out all the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sniff — verb 1》 draw air audibly through the nose. 2》 (sniff around/round) informal investigate something covertly.     ↘(sniff something out) informal discover something by investigation. noun 1》 an act or sound of sniffing. 2》 informal a hint or sign.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sniff — 1. verb 1) she sniffed and blew her nose Syn: inhale, snuffle 2) Tom sniffed the fruit Syn: smell, scent, get a whiff of 2. noun 1) she gave a loud sniff Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • sniff out something — sniff out (someone/something) to discover someone or something, usually only after a special effort. Part of their job is to sniff out talented new writers. The FBI knew they had a double agent in their midst, but it took years to sniff him out …   New idioms dictionary

  • sniff out someone — sniff out (someone/something) to discover someone or something, usually only after a special effort. Part of their job is to sniff out talented new writers. The FBI knew they had a double agent in their midst, but it took years to sniff him out …   New idioms dictionary

  • sniff out — (someone/something) to discover someone or something, usually only after a special effort. Part of their job is to sniff out talented new writers. The FBI knew they had a double agent in their midst, but it took years to sniff him out …   New idioms dictionary

  • sniff — [[t]snɪ̱f[/t]] sniffs, sniffing, sniffed 1) VERB When you sniff, you breathe in air through your nose hard enough to make a sound, for example when you are trying not to cry, or in order to show disapproval. She wiped her face and sniffed loudly …   English dictionary

  • sniff — ► VERB 1) draw in air audibly through the nose. 2) (sniff at) show contempt or dislike for: the price is not to be sniffed at. 3) (sniff around/round) informal investigate something secretly. 4) (sniff out) informal discover by secret or hidden… …   English terms dictionary