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Verb: smell out  smel awt
  1. Recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    "He can smell out trouble";
    - sniff out, scent out, nose out
  2. Become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    "smell out corruption";
    - smell, sense

Derived forms: smells out, smelling out, smelt out

See also: nose

Type of: perceive