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verb (used without object), sniffled, sniffling.
to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears:
She sniffled woefully.
an act or sound of sniffling.
sniffles, a condition, as a cold, marked by sniffling (usually preceded by the):
This draft is giving me the sniffles.
plural noun (informal)
the sniffles, a cold in the head
the sniffling that sometimes accompanies weeping or prolonged crying
(intransitive) to breathe audibly through the nose, as when the nasal passages are congested
the act, sound, or an instance of sniffling


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