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English definition of “scent”

scent

verb [T]     /sent/
If an animal scents something or someone, it knows that person or thing is there because it can smell it, him, or her.Animal (non-human) behaviour If a person scents something, they have a feeling that they are about to experience it: Halfway through the match , the team could already scent victory .Predicting things and intuition
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