sniff out

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Synonyms for sniff out

recognize or detect by or as if by smelling

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A smaller team are trained to sniff out explosives and others will be trained to sniff out people carrying explosives.
His record haul was pounds 58,000 worth of heroin, which he managed to sniff out buried deep in a garden in the Billingham area in 2002.
A dog's sense of smell is at least 100 times more receptive than that of a person, thus its ability to sniff out explosives and avalanche victims.
Law enforcement officers use dogs to find people, clear buildings, sniff out bombs and to locate evidence or contraband.
A former police dog handler and a leading dermatologist have spent two years teaching pooches to sniff out melanoma - a skin cancer often caused by sunbathing.
They bring down suspects, sniff out drugs, pursue stolen cars, and work long hours with no reward beyond a quick play with a ball.
Beagle Brigade dogs sniff out about 75,000 hidden food items each year, each one a potential time bomb for growers.
His earlier work had shown that males can't judge their relatedness to eggs but can sniff out the paternity of fry.
Today, dogs may be employed to sniff out illegal substances in school lockers--or earthquake victims buried beneath the rubble of a collapsed building or highway.