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smelling

verb
present participle of smell

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1 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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3 to be objectionable or unsatisfactory
  • that movie smells—I wouldn't waste my money on it if I were you

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“Smelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/smelling. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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