Smell+out

  • 1 smell out — verb 1. recognize or detect by or as if by smelling He can smell out trouble • Syn: ↑sniff out, ↑scent out, ↑nose out • Entailment: ↑smell • Verb Frames …

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  • 2 smell\ out — • ferret out literary • sniff out • smell out v To hunt or drive from hiding; to bring out into the open; search for and find. Jane smelled out the boys secret hiding place in the woods. John ferreted out the answer to the question in the library …

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  • 3 smell out — See: FERRET OUT …

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  • 4 smell out — See: FERRET OUT …

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  • 5 smell out — Discover, find out …

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  • 6 smell out — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. find, detect, identify; see discover …

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  • 7 smell out — discover; fill with stench …

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  • 8 To smell out — Smell Smell (sm[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smelled}, {Smelt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smelling}.] [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, sm[ o]len, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. {Smell}, n.] 1 …

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  • 9 Smell — (sm[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smelled}, {Smelt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smelling}.] [OE. smellen, smillen, smullen; cf. LG. smellen, smelen, sm[ o]len, schmelen, to smoke, to reek, D. smeulen to smolder, and E. smolder. Cf. {Smell}, n.] 1. To… …

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  • 10 smell — [smel] vt. smelled or [Chiefly Brit.] Brit. smelt, smelling [ME smellen < OE * smyllan < IE base * smel , to burn slowly > SMOLDER: basic sense “to give off smoke”] 1. to be or become aware of by means of the nose and the olfactory… …

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  • 11 smell — smell1 W3S2 [smel] n 1.) the quality that people and animals recognize by using their nose smell of ▪ The air was filled with the smell of flowers. sweet/delicious smell ▪ There s a delicious smell coming from the kitchen. unpleasant/bad/acrid… …

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  • 12 smell — smellable, adj. smell less, adj. /smel/, v., smelled or smelt, smelling, n. v.t. 1. to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of: I smell something burning. 2. to test by the sense of… …

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  • 13 smell — n. & v. n. 1 the faculty of perceiving odours or scents (has a fine sense of smell). 2 the quality in substances that is perceived by this (the smell of thyme; this rose has no smell). 3 an unpleasant odour. 4 the act of inhaling to ascertain… …

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  • 14 smell — [c]/smɛl / (say smel) verb (smelt or smelled, smelling) –verb (t) 1. to perceive through the nose, by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odour of. 2. to test by the sense of smell. 3. to perceive, detect, or discover by shrewdness or… …

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  • 15 smell — Synonyms and related words: apprehend, aroma, be aromatic, be aware of, be conscious of, be redolent of, be sensible of, be warm, bouquet, breath, breathe, breathe in, burn, cast, chromesthesia, color hearing, dash, definite odor, detect,… …

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  • 16 smell — [[t]smɛl[/t]] v. smelled smelt, smell•ing, 1) to perceive the odor or scent of through the nose by means of the olfactory nerves; inhale the odor of 2) to test by the sense of smell: He smelled the meat to see if it was fresh[/ex] 3) to perceive …

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  • 17 smell — smell,[/p] scent, odor, aroma all denote a property of a thing that makes it perceptible to the olfactory sense. Smell not only is the most general of these terms but tends to be the most colorless. It is the appropriate word when merely the… …

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  • 19 smell — (v.) late 12c., emit or perceive an odor, also (n.) odor, aroma, stench; not found in O.E., perhaps cognate with M.Du. smolen, Low Ger. smelen to smolder (see SMOLDER (Cf. smolder)). OED says no doubt of O.E. origin, but not recorded, and not… …

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  • 20 smell|y — «SMEHL ee», adjective, smell|i|er, smell|i|est. having or giving out a strong or unpleasant smell: »I wonder what makes the sea so smelly. I don t like it (Rudyard Kipling). SYNONYM( …

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