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Main Entry: 1smell
Pronunciation: primarystresssmel
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): smelled /primarystresssmeld /; or smelt /primarystresssmelt/; smell·ing
1 : to become aware of an odor by means of the sense organs located in the nose <smell dinner cooking>
2 : to detect or become aware of as if by the sense of smell <smell trouble>
3 : to use the sense of smell
4 a : to have or give off an odor <the candles smell like roses> b : to have a disagreeable odor : STINK <the garbage smells> c : to give a hint or trace of something <the plan smells of trickery>
- smell·er noun
- smell a rat : to have a suspicion of something wrong
- smell blood : to sense an opponent's weakness
- smell the roses : to enjoy or savor life

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