smell sth/sb out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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smell sth/sb out

mainly UK (US usually sniff sth/sb out)
phrasal verb with smell uk   us   /smel/ verb (smelled or UK also smelt, smelled or UK smelt)
to ​discover where something or someone is by ​smelling: At ​customs, ​dogs are used to ​smell out ​drugs in ​passengers' ​luggage.
(Definition of smell sth/sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “smell sth/sb out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 闻出,嗅出…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聞出,嗅出…
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