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English definition of “smell”

smell

verb [I, L only + adj] (CHARACTERISTIC)    /smel/ (smelled or UK also smelt, smelled or UK smelt)
B1 to have a particular quality that others can notice with their noses: My hands smell of (US like) onions. That cake smells good. There's something in the fridge that smells mouldy. Your feet smell (= have an unpleasant smell). Why don't you wash them?Smells and smelling
(Definition of smell verb (CHARACTERISTIC) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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