Definition of “smell sth/sb out” - English Dictionary

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“smell sth/sb out” in British English

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smell sth/sb out

mainly UK US usually sniff sth/sb out
phrasal verb with smell uk /smel/ us /smel/ verb smelled or UK also smelt, smelled or UK smelt

(Definition of “smell sth/sb out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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