variants or chiefly British smelt
past tense of smell
as in sniffed
to become aware of by means of the sense organs in the nose we smelled the aroma of freshly baked cookies as soon as we walked in the house

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as in sucked
to be objectionable or unsatisfactory that movie smells—I wouldn't waste my money on it if I were you

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“Smelled.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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