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reek

reek

 
pronunciation:
rik
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a strong and unpleasant odor.
the reek of the pig farm
synonyms:
malodorousness, stench, stink
similar words:
fume
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: reeked, reeking, reeks
definition 1: to emit or be permeated by a strong, disagreeable odor (often fol. by of).
His breath reeked of alcohol.
synonyms:
smell, stink
similar words:
fume
definition 2: to be pervaded by something disagreeable.
an agreement that reeks of duplicity
similar words:
emanate, exude, smack, stink
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