on the scent of

Definition of on the scent of

  1. :  following (an animal or person) by sensing the animal's or person's smell The dogs was on the scent of a fox. —often used figuratively The reporter was on the scent of a big story.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  effluvia from a substance that affect the sense of smell: such as

    :  an odor left by an animal on a surface passed over

    :  a characteristic or particular odor

  1. :  to perceive by the olfactory organs :  smell

    :  to get or have an inkling of

    :  to imbue or fill with odor

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