English definition of “smell”
/smel/ verb (past tense and past participle smelled, also UK smelt)
smell of/like; smell delicious/horrible, etc › to have a particular quality that people notice by using their nose: I've been cooking, so my hands smell of garlic. That soup smells delicious - what's in it?
NOTICE [T] › to notice something by using your nose: I think I can smell something burning.
UNPLEASANT [I] › to have an unpleasant smell: Your running shoes really smell!
PUT YOUR NOSE NEAR [T] › to put your nose near something and breathe in so that you can notice its smell: Come and smell these flowers.
ABILITY [I] › to have the ability to notice smells: Dogs can smell much better than humans.