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sense

2 verb
     
sense2 [transitive]
1 if you sense something, you feel that it exists or is true, without being told or having proof:
Perhaps he sensed your distrust.
sense (that)
I could sense that something was wrong.
sense what/how/who etc
Hugo had already sensed how unhappy she was.
sense danger/trouble
If a prairie dog senses danger, he whistles a warning.
2 if a machine senses something, it discovers and records it:
an electronic device used for sensing intruders

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