reek - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/riːk/
present tense
I/you/we/theyreek
he/she/itreeks
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.

derived word

reek

 

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noun [singular]
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