olfatear

olfatear(
ohl
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fah
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teh
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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 nose)
a. to sniff
Un perro olfateaba las bolsas de basura en busca de comida.A dog was sniffing the trash bags looking for food.
El gatito olfateó el pedazo de salmón por unos momentos antes de comérselo.The kitty sniffed the piece of salmon for a few moments before eating it.
b. to smell
Martín olfateó sus medias y las puso en el lavarropas.Martin smelled his socks and put them in the washing machine.
c. to scent (a prey)
El lobo olfateó las ovejas del pastor.The wolf scented the shepherd's sheep.
2. (to mouse into)
a. to pry into
Los paparazzi comenzaron a olfatear la vida amorosa del príncipe.The paparazzi began to pry into the prince's love life.
b. to poke one's nose into
¿Cómo te enteraste de eso? Tienes que dejar de olfatear las vidas de los demás.How did you find out about that? You should stop poking your nose into other people's lives.
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olfatear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (olisquear)
a. to sniff
2. (barruntar)
a. to smell, to sense
olfatear ento pry into
olfatear
transitive verb
1 [+comida] to smell; sniff; [+presa] to scent; smell out
2 (curiosear) to pry into; poke one's nose into
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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