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Definition of smell

smell

verb - transitive

  • to understand.
    You smell me?
    You smell what I'm saying?

    Last edited on Nov 30 2010. Submitted by Travis O. from Dayton, OH, USA on Nov 09 1999.

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Definitions include: something that indicates poor choices made elsewhere in a code base.
Definitions include: an expression of empathy or simple understanding.
Definitions include: that you understand them.
Definitions include: to detect that something is not what it seems.
Definitions include: Used when seeing or detecting the presence of a cop nearby.
Definitions include: "See (one) later", i.e. "Goodbye".
Definitions include: Refers to the smell of an unclean woman's vagina, from wear and tear due to sex or activity.
Definitions include: to be legitimate, trustworthy, moral, etc.
Definitions include: Referring to aged skin or atrophied muscles, etc.
Definitions include: to detect that something is amiss.
Definitions include: to take the time to enjoy life.
Definitions include: to acknowledge.
Definitions include: a command/invitation to accept reality.
Definitions include: a variant of "wake up and smell the coffee," which is a command/invitation to accept reality.

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