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1 noun
Related topics: Odours, Hair and Beauty
1 [countable]CO a pleasant smell that something has [= fragrance]:
a yellow rose with a lovely scent
scent of
the sweet scent of ripe fruit
2 [countable]HBA the smell of a particular animal or person that some other animals, for example dogs, can follow

throw/put somebody off the scent

to give someone false information to prevent them from catching you or discovering something:
Was he trying to put me off the scent because I had come too close to the truth?
4 [uncountable and countable] especially British EnglishDCB a liquid that you put on your skin to make it smell pleasant [= perfume]
good smell: aroma, perfume, fragrance, scent

bad smell: stink, stench, odour British English/odor American English, whiff, pong British English

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