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snuffs

verb
present tense third-person singular of snuff

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1 to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose
  • the dog began barking as soon as she snuffed the scent of squirrel

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2 to put to death deliberately
  • the proprietor of the boarding house had apparently snuffed almost 50 old men before she was caught

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“Snuffs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/snuffs. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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