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smell

smell

 
 
pronunciation:
smel
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
smell a rat
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phrase: smell a rat
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: smelled, smelling, smells, smelt
definition 1: to sense the odor of by means of the nose.
I think there must be a fire, because I smell smoke.
 
synonyms:
nose, scent
definition 2: to examine by using the sense of smell.
She smelled the milk to see if it was fresh.
synonyms:
sniff
similar words:
examine
definition 3: to become aware of.
When the dog bared its teeth, I smelled danger.
synonyms:
detect
similar words:
feel, perceive, suspect
definition 4: to give off or possess an odor.
This meat smells fresh.The garden smelled of flowers.
definition 5: to have or give off a bad odor; stink.
The rotten vegetables started to smell.
synonyms:
stink
similar words:
root
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of smelling.
He gave the fresh bread a smell.
definition 2: the sense through which scent is recognized.
My dog has a strong sense of smell.
similar words:
scent
definition 3: an odor or scent.
She likes the smell of coffee.
synonyms:
odor, scent, whiff
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