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Synonyms for smell





smell of something


  • smack of
  • suggest
  • seem like
  • have the hallmarks of
  • have all the signs of

Synonyms for smell

to perceive with the olfactory sense

to have or give off a foul odor


to have a particular flavor or suggestion of something

the sense by which odors are perceived

the quality of something that may be perceived by the olfactory sense

a general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

Synonyms for smell

the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents

the act of perceiving the odor of something

smell bad

have an element suggestive (of something)

become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

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However, it is vital that they trap fast because the Kingdome crowd is a motivational force if it smells blood.
How about when Texas A&M had UCLA at the Bruins 1 and Skip Hicks was nearly tackled for a safety in the third quarter: ``A&M smells blood, and they're pinning their ears back.
Billionaire corporate raider Kirk Kerkorian smells blood and is buying up GM's shares at knockdown money.
Yet already Tory leader Michael Howard smells blood.
But the coaches told us that when Cincinnati smells blood they're going to come out and try to kill you.