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1 smell /ˈsmɛl/ noun
plural smells
1 smell
/ˈsmɛl/
noun
plural smells
Learner's definition of SMELL
[count]
: the quality of a thing that you can sense with your nose : odor
[noncount] : the ability to notice or recognize odors : the ability to smell things
[singular] : an act of smelling something
2 smell /ˈsmɛl/ verb
smells; smelled or British smelt /ˈsmɛlt/ ; smelling
2 smell
/ˈsmɛl/
verb
smells; smelled or British smelt /ˈsmɛlt/ ; smelling
Learner's definition of SMELL
[+ object] : to use your nose to sense smells
: to be able to use your nose to sense smells
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to notice something because of its smell
[linking verb] : to have a particular smell sometimes + of
not used in progressive tenses, [no object] : to have a bad smell
[+ object] : to sense or detect (something) : to think that (something) is going to happen
[linking verb] : to appear or seem to have a certain quality

come out/up smelling like a rose

see 2rose

smell a rat

see 1rat

smell out

[phrasal verb]
smell (something) out or smell out (something)
: to find (something) by smelling it

(stop and) smell the roses

see 2rose
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