oler

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oler vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (percibir aromas)smell vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 No huelo nada por la congestión nasal que tengo.
 I don't smell anything, because my nose is congested.
oler viverbo intransitivo: Verbo que no requiere de un objecto directo (Él no llegó", "corrí a casa"). (emitir aromas)smell viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Este pescado huele mal.
 This fish smells bad.
oler vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). España, coloquial (aburrido, agobiante)stink, smell, reek viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (vulgar)suck viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Esa historia ya huele, no la vuelvas a contar.
 That story stinks. Don't tell it again.
oler vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (dar impresión) (UK)smell of vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  (US)smell like vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
 Tanta amabilidad huele a adulación.
 That much friendliness smells of flattery.
olerse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (sospechar, adivinar)suspect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  (slang)smell a rat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  sense vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
 Ten cuidado con lo que dices delante de él porque se huele algo.
 Be careful what you say around him because he suspects something.
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Compound Forms:
oler | oler (a)
oler a alcohol loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (oler a bebida)smell of alcohol v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (very informal)reek of booze v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
oler a chamusquina loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). coloquial (prever mal resultado)sense trouble brewing v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  be [sth] fishy going on v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 No acepté su propuesta porque me olió a chamusquina.
oler a sudor loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo"). (apestar a sudado)smell of sweat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  smell sweaty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  (informal)honk of sweat v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
oler a tigre,
oler a león
loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
coloquial (muy mal)stink to high heaven v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  smell foul v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Tu niño necesita un baño porque huele a tigre.
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