scent out

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scent out (third-person singular simple present scents out, present participle scenting out, simple past and past participle scented out)

  1. (transitive) To locate by following a scent.
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4
      'Be careful what you do,' rejoined another man's voice that I did not know, 'lest someone see you digging, and scent us out.'

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