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Meaning & Definition of Reek in English

English

Reek

/rik/

noun

1. A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

    synonym:
  • malodor
  • ,
  • malodour
  • ,
  • stench
  • ,
  • stink
  • ,
  • reek
  • ,
  • fetor
  • ,
  • foetor
  • ,
  • mephitis

verb

1. Have an element suggestive (of something)

  • "His speeches smacked of racism"
  • "This passage smells of plagiarism"
    synonym:
  • smack
  • ,
  • reek
  • ,
  • smell

2. Smell badly and offensively

  • "The building reeks of smoke"
    synonym:
  • reek
  • ,
  • stink

3. Be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

    synonym:
  • reek
  • ,
  • fume

4. Give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

  • "Marshes reeking in the sun"
    synonym:
  • reek