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Verb
Present participle for to discern by the sense of smell
“From inside, I could hear the crackling of a fire and smell the burning of wood.”
Verb
Present participle for to have a strong or unpleasant odor
“Jerry was perturbed by the fact that the interior of his car would smell of the valet's body odor.”
Verb
(figuratively) Present participle for to have an awareness of something
“I smell something fishy about this whole business.”
Verb
(figuratively, smell like) Present participle for to be suggestive of something
“While we still don't know for certain yet, it's starting to smell like a hoax indeed.”
Verb
(figuratively) Present participle for to be offensive, objectionable or unsatisfactory in nature or quality
“I have a feeling her new album is going to smell.”
Adjective
Having a pleasant scent
Adjective
Suffering from decay or decomposition
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Noun
The action or process of identifying the presence of something concealed
“She looked at him in distaste, smelling the rotten stench of vomit, and sure enough, he'd puked on the floor.”
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