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addaword.gifdefinition of smell/sense/scent blood in the water

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to notice that someone is vulnerable to attack (some sharks are able to detect minute amounts of blood in water, enabling them to move in on vulnerable prey)
The left smelled blood in the water and came in for the kill. | With blood in the water at Queen's Park the sharks closed in.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 28/10/2013 12:21:00
Definition of smell/sense/scent blood in the water from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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