Definition of Smell up

1. Verb. Cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell.

Exact synonyms: Stink Out, Stink Up
Generic synonyms: Odorize, Odourise, Scent



Definition of Smell up

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) to fill up with an unpleasant odour ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) to have an unpleasant odour ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smell Up

smell-o-meters
smell-o-rama
smell-o-ramas
smell a rat
smell blood
smell blood in the water
smell fishy
smell fox
smell like a rose
smell of an oily rag
smell of the lamp
smell out
smell test
smell tests
smell the barn
smell up (current term)
smell ya later
smellable
smelled
smeller
smellers
smelleth
smellier
smellies
smelliest
smellily
smelliness
smelling
smelling(p)
smelling bottle

Literary usage of Smell up

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1. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"... scuff up, shape up, shine up, skin up, slash up, slick up, slosh up, smear up, smell up, smoke up, smooth up, snarl up, sober up, spatter up, splash up, ..."

2. The Official Record of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts: Together by John Mason Tyler, John P. Squire, George C. Burpee, W. O. Robson, Massachusetts State Board of Health, State Board of Health, Massachusetts (1874)
"A. They have smelt a smell up in the attic of the house. Q. He sleeps up there ? A. I have three boys sleeping there. Q. Which of them has been affected ? ..."

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