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whiff 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/(h)wif/,
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whiffs, plural;
  1. Get a brief or faint smell of
    • - he screwed up his nose as if he'd whiffed Limburger
  2. (chiefly in baseball or golf) Try unsuccessfully to hit the ball

Noun
  1. A smell that is only smelled briefly or faintly
    • - I caught a whiff of peachy perfume
  2. An act of sniffing or inhaling, typically so as to determine or savor a scent
    • - one whiff of clothing and Fido was off
  3. A trace or hint of something bad, menacing, or exciting
    • - here was a man with a whiff of danger about him
  4. A puff or breath of air or smoke

  5. (chiefly in baseball or golf) An unsuccessful attempt to hit the ball


  1. puff: a short light gust of air
  2. sniff: perceive by inhaling through the nose; "sniff the perfume"
  3. a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil
  4. drive or carry as if by a puff of air; "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"
  5. strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
  6. puff: smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"
  7. Golf is a precision club-and-ball sport, in which competing players (golfers), using many types of clubs, attempt to hit balls into each hole on a golf course while employing the fewest number of strokes. Golf is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. ...
  8. Whiffs is a 1975 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Elliott Gould. It is about a gullible private that volunteers to be the subject of numerous military biological and chemical weaponry experiments and later robs banks.
  9. A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air; An odour carried briefly through the air; A short inhalation of breath, especially of smoke from a cigarette or pipe; A strike (from the batter’s perspective); The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus ...
  10. You have just missed your ball completely and almost screwed yourself into the ground!
  11. A stroke that completely missed the ball. The more prevalent term for this type of shot is "warm-up swing." See FLUFF.
  12. For a pitcher to strike out a batter.
  13. Missing the ball during a swing.
  14. To swing and miss the ball completely.
  15. Narrow sculling boat used for racing or training, fitted with outriggers. It superseded the older type of wager boat and was in turn replaced by the best boat and modern shell. ...
  16. or Air Shot : Missing the ball completely after stepping up to hit counts as a stroke. Usually results in a form of embarrassment, followed by another shot. May be referred to as Practice Swing.
  17. [from the idea of smelling or shiffing] cocaine
  18. To make a golf swing and attempt to hit the ball but miss it entirely.
  19. a swing with intent to strike the ball and a miss
  20. Completely missing an attack or spellcard, leaving your character vulnerable during recovery.
  21. A complete miss. Also known as an "air ball". He was so nervous that he whiffed his drive.)
  22. To make an attack that does not hit an opponent, nor is it blocked. A whiffed attack leaves an attacker in a very vulnerable position, and with little initiative, usually subject to a counter. ...
  23. Term applied to the situation when a player has swung at the ball and missed completely.
  24. A complete miss of the ball on a swing. Also called a fan.
  25. A mighty swing at the ball that connects with nothing but air.