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  • put (someone) off the scent — put/throw (someone) off the scent if you throw someone off the scent, you give them false or confusing information to try to stop them discovering something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by false evidence given by two of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • put somebody off the scent — put/throw sb off the ˈscent idiom to do sth to stop sb from finding you or discovering sth • She changed taxis to throw her pursuers off the scent. Main entry: ↑scentidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone off the scent — throw/put someone/off the scent phrase to do something to try to prevent someone from discovering the truth Detectives were thrown off the scent after evidence was destroyed. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw off the scent — throw/put someone/off the scent phrase to do something to try to prevent someone from discovering the truth Detectives were thrown off the scent after evidence was destroyed. Thesaurus: to pretend something is not happening or is not the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw (someone) off the scent — put/throw (someone) off the scent if you throw someone off the scent, you give them false or confusing information to try to stop them discovering something. The police were thrown off the scent for a while by false evidence given by two of the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw somebody off the scent — put/throw sb off the ˈscent idiom to do sth to stop sb from finding you or discovering sth • She changed taxis to throw her pursuers off the scent. Main entry: ↑scentidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • scent — scent1 [ sent ] noun * 1. ) count a particular smell, especially a pleasant one: an apple with a rich flavor and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. a ) count or uncount the smell that an animal or person has, which …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scent — I UK [sent] / US noun Word forms scent : singular scent plural scents * 1) a) [countable] a particular smell, especially a pleasant one an apple with a rich flavour and scent The sweet fresh scent of newly baked bread filled the house. b)… …   English dictionary

  • scent — scent1 [sent] n 1.) a pleasant smell that something has = ↑fragrance ▪ a yellow rose with a lovely scent scent of ▪ the sweet scent of ripe fruit 2.) the smell of a particular animal or person that some other animals, for example dogs, can follow …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scent — 1 noun 1 (C) a pleasant smell that something has: the scent of roses 2 (C) the smell of a particular animal or person that some other animals, for example dogs, can follow: on the scent (=following this smell): The hounds were soon on the stag s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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