Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1smell something out, smell out somethingDetect or discover something by the faculty of smell.‘his nose can smell out an animal from ten miles away’
- ‘I think a few more of those pastries have my name on them,’ she said looking down the hall to see if she could smell them out.’
- 1.1Detect or suspect something by means of instinct or intuition.
- ‘he can smell out weakness in others’
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