Noun(1) a short light gust of air(2) a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil(3) a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike
Verb(1) perceive by inhaling through the nose(2) drive or carry as if by a puff of air(3) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third(4) smoke and exhale strongly(5) utter with a puff of air
(1) Ticks that can lay dormant for decade underground and, catching a whiff of your carbon dioxide, emerge to suck you dry.(2) O'Connor, an upper middle-class Irishman who flits across the social spectrum, still brings a whiff of danger to all his activities(3) So avoiding the whiff of scandal enveloping me back home, let me introduce you to the rest of my competitors.(4) He took a deep whiff of the salty sea air and sighed.(5) I caught a whiff of peachy perfume(6) But where's the whiff of danger, the thrill of the unknown?(7) There's a whiff of scandal, too, when a youthful indiscretion comes back to haunt Josh.(8) What if they bring the drug dogs through and they catch a whiff of my clothes?(9) When the doors eventually open and the audience totter in, the candidate had moved next door, leaving only a whiff of cigar smoke hanging in the air.(10) In the absence of the traditional gale, the course is easier than any of these pros have ever seen it, soft and receptive with not a whiff of wind in the air.(11) Unrolling it, taking a deep whiff of that rich aroma.(12) He caught a whiff of her hair; it smelled like citrus.(13) I caught a whiff of her hair and the flowery scent made my heart pound faster.(14) We may grimace and cough when we catch a whiff , but most of the time we shrug it off as part of the cost of living in modern society.(15) As the train picked up speed, we caught the whiff of, well, a rest room in terrible need of cleaning.(16) During shooting there was all occasional whiff of smoke at the rear of the cylinder and examination of the fired cases found them covered with soot from end to end.
1. faint smell ::
2. trace ::
3. puff ::
4. puff ::
5. sniff ::
whiff, whiffed, whiffing, whiffs
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Okay, let's have a WHIFF.
The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 2
And if you get so much as a WHIFF of treason
from any of the rest -
Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 10
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