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English noun: sniffle

1. sniffle (act) the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

Synonymssnivel, snuffle

Broader (hypernym)breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

English verb: sniffle

1. sniffle (body) cry or whine with snuffling

SamplesStop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!.

Synonymsblub, blubber, snivel, snuffle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cry, weep

2. sniffle (body) inhale audibly through the nose

SamplesThe sick student was sniffling in the back row.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire

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