/smel/verb(past tense and past participlesmelled, also UKsmelt)
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.