smell out

Definition of smell out

:to find (something) by smelling it
  • police dogs trained to smell out drugs

Word by Word Definitions

smell play
  1. : to perceive the odor or scent of through stimuli affecting the olfactory nerves : get the odor or scent of with the nose

  2. : to detect or become aware of as if by the sense of smell

  3. : to emit the odor of

  1. : the property of a thing that affects the olfactory organs : odor

  2. : the process, function, or power of smelling

  3. : the sense concerned with the perception of odor

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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