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Definition of snuffle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snuffle
    he / she / it snuffles
    past simple snuffled
    -ing form snuffling
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to breathe noisily because you have a cold or you are crying synonym sniff I could hear the child snuffling in her sleep.
  2. 2[intransitive] snuffle (around) if an animal snuffles, it breathes noisily through its nose, especially while it is smelling something The dog was snuffling around in the bushes.
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