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Definition of snuff verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snuff
    he / she / it snuffs
    past simple snuffed
    -ing form snuffing
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  1. 1[transitive] snuff something (out) to stop a small flame from burning, especially by pressing it between your fingers or covering it with something synonym extinguish
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] snuff (something) (of an animal) to smell something by breathing in noisily through the nose The dogs were snuffing gently at my feet.
  3. Phrasal Verbssnuff somethingout
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