smell verb

1 notice/identify sth by using your nose

ADV. properly, well I had a streaming cold, so I could not smell properly. | almost Snow fell so that you could almost smell the cold.

VERB + SMELL can/could

2 have a particular smell

ADV. strongly His clothes smelled strongly of fish. | faintly, slightly, vaguely He smelled faintly of sweat. | deliciously, pleasantly, sweetly

PREP. like It smells like rotten meat! | of The kitchen smelled sweetly of herbs and fruit.