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(v) to leak at the nose; to pull up all the mucus in one's nose audibly. One usually has so much mucus in one's nose that it needs to be pulled up, when one has a cold or is crying. Origin: cousin of sniff and snuff. The old man had become virtually a child. If no one came to visit for a long time, he would wander through his rooms in misery, go up to the window, bite his lips pensively, heave a deep sigh, and end by virtually snivelling. The crying child sniveled as she told her mother how her elder sister had eaten her share of the cake. The mother then reproached her elder daughter: "Shalu, you are older than her. This is not how an elder sister behaves. Say 'sorry' to her now. And, learn to be mature."

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