recognize or detect by or as if by smelling;
"He can smell out trouble"
- His mother put his nose out of joint by not letting him go to the movie.
- Alice had cowered under the blankets hiding from the bogey man, who, her elder brothers assured her, would come and get her if she so much as poked her nose out.
- He's so conceited that when she refused his invitation, it really put his nose out of joint.
- That man can nose out a news story anywhere.