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verb [intransitive] reek pronunciation in American English /rik/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereeking
past tensereeked
past participlereeked
  1. 1
    to have a strong unpleasant smell
    reek of:

    The boat reeked of fish.

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  2. 2
    literary to make you think that something unpleasant is involved in a particular situation
    reek of:

    The whole place reeked of desolation and neglect.

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 reek pronunciation in American English  noun [singular]
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