husmear

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husmear(
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meh
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ahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to smell)
a. to sniff
El perró husmeó la camisa un instante y luego empezó a olisquear todo el piso.The dog sniffed the shirt briefly, then began to nose around the ground.
b. to scent
El león husmeó su presa y partió a la caza.The lion scented its prey and set off on the hunt.
c. to sniff out
Estos perros están adiestrados para husmear droga.These dogs are trained to sniff out drugs.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to snoop into)
a. to pry into
¿Quieres dejar de husmear mis cosas y volver a tu trabajo?Will you stop prying into my things and get back to your work?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to inhale)
a. to sniff
Los beagles husmean tan a menudo porque son perros rastreadores.Beagles sniff so often because they are tracker dogs.
b. to sniff around
Tras husmear durante unos minutos el perro no encontró rastro de droga.After sniffing around for some minutes the dog couldn't find any trace of drugs.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to snoop; often used with "en")
a. to sniff around
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Mi madre está continuamente husmeando pero necesito un poco de intimidad.My mother is always sniffing around but I need some privacy!
b. to pry
Sé que mi hermano pequeño husmea en mis cosas y por eso puse un cerrojo en mi habitación.I know my little brother pries into my things and that's why I put a lock on my room.
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husmear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (olfatear)
a. to sniff out, to scent
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (curiosear)
a. to nose around
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husmear
transitive verb
1 (olisquear) to scent; get wind of
2 (fisgonear) to pry into; sniff out (familiar)
intransitive verb
(oler mal) to smell bad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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