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verb [intransitive] reek pronunciation in American English /rik/
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present tense
present participlereeking
past tensereeked
past participlereeked
  1. 1
    to have a strong unpleasant smell
    reek of: The boat reeked of fish.
  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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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