on the scent of
Definition of on the scent of
: 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
: 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
: to perceive by the olfactory organs : smell
: to get or have an inkling of
: to imbue or fill with odor
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