smell up


Also, stink up. Cause a bad odor, as in These onions smell up the whole house, or Your old sneakers are stinking up the closet; throw them out. [Mid-1900s]

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How to use smell up in a sentence

  • Must have been a mighty rank cigarette to smell up the whole premises like this just goin' past a window.

    The Portygee | Joseph Crosby Lincoln