the power of using the nose to discover the presence of gases in the air
a quality that has an effect on the nose; an unpleasant smell, odour
an act of smelling sth
have or use the sense of the nose
notice, examine, discover, or recognize by this sense
give out a smell; give out a bad smell
"she loved the smell of roses"
"the feel of the city excited him"
"a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"
"it had the smell of treason"
"The soup smells good"
"He rarely washes, and he smells"
"his speeches smacked of racism"
"this passage smells of plagiarism"
"I sense his hostility"
"i smell trouble"
"smell out corruption"
Lorrydrivers brought in a smell of sweat and petrol.
出自： I. Fleming
An in-house bakery wafts..irresistible fresh bread smells around.
I could smell spirits on his breath.
出自： J. G. Cozzens
We can..smell the warm fragrance of Taiwanese spices flowing from the kitchen.
The dog smelled at his shoes.
误 The rose smells well.
正 The rose smells sweet.
误 I smelled the flower.
正 I smelled at the flower.
误 His breath smells with brandy.
正 His breath smells of brandy.
误 Are you smelling dinner?
正 Can you smell dinner?
析 smell通常不能用在进行时态中; 但可以与 can连用。
误 I don't smell.
正 I don't smell anything.
析 smell 表示“闻到”时,是及物动词,其后需接宾语。它还可以表示“有难闻的气味”,此时便是不及物动词了。