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reek

 (rēk)
intr.v. reeked, reek·ing, reeks
1. To give off a strong unpleasant odor: "Grandma, who reeks of face powder and lilac water" (Garrison Keillor).
2. To be pervaded by something unpleasant: "This document ... reeks of self-pity and self-deception" (Christopher Hitchens).
3. Chiefly British To smoke, steam, or fume.
n.
1. A strong offensive odor; a stench. See Synonyms at stench.
2. Chiefly British Smoke or vapor.

[Middle English reken, to emit smoke, from Old English rēocan, to emit smoke, and rēcan, to expose to smoke; see reug- in Indo-European roots.]

reek′er n.
reek′y adj.

reek

(riːk)
vb
1. (intr) to give off or emit a strong unpleasant odour; smell or stink
2. (often foll by: of) to be permeated (by); be redolent (of): the letter reeks of subservience.
3. (tr) to treat with smoke; fumigate
4. (tr) chiefly dialect to give off or emit (smoke, fumes, vapour, etc)
n
5. a strong offensive smell; stink
6. chiefly dialect smoke or steam; vapour
[Old English rēocan; related to Old Frisian riāka to smoke, Old High German rouhhan, Old Norse rjūka to smoke, steam]
ˈreeking adj
ˈreekingly adv
ˈreeky adj

reek

(rik)

v.i.
1. to smell strongly and unpleasantly.
2. to be strongly pervaded with something unpleasant.
3. to give off steam, smoke, etc.
4. to be wet with sweat, blood, etc.
v.t.
5. to give off; emit; exude.
6. to expose to or treat with smoke.
n.
7. a strong, unpleasant smell.
8. vapor or steam.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English rek(e), Old English rēc smoke, c. Old Frisian reek, Old Saxon rōk, Old High German rouh (German Rauch), Old Norse reykr; (v.) Middle English reken to smoke, steam, Old English rēocan]
reek′er, n.
reek′y, adj.

Reek

 a pile of corn or hay—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: the snow was reek up, 1886; reek of corn, 1780.

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Past participle: reeked
Gerund: reeking

Imperative
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Present
I reek
you reek
he/she/it reeks
we reek
you reek
they reek
Preterite
I reeked
you reeked
he/she/it reeked
we reeked
you reeked
they reeked
Present Continuous
I am reeking
you are reeking
he/she/it is reeking
we are reeking
you are reeking
they are reeking
Present Perfect
I have reeked
you have reeked
he/she/it has reeked
we have reeked
you have reeked
they have reeked
Past Continuous
I was reeking
you were reeking
he/she/it was reeking
we were reeking
you were reeking
they were reeking
Past Perfect
I had reeked
you had reeked
he/she/it had reeked
we had reeked
you had reeked
they had reeked
Future
I will reek
you will reek
he/she/it will reek
we will reek
you will reek
they will reek
Future Perfect
I will have reeked
you will have reeked
he/she/it will have reeked
we will have reeked
you will have reeked
they will have reeked
Future Continuous
I will be reeking
you will be reeking
he/she/it will be reeking
we will be reeking
you will be reeking
they will be reeking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reeking
you have been reeking
he/she/it has been reeking
we have been reeking
you have been reeking
they have been reeking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reeking
you will have been reeking
he/she/it will have been reeking
we will have been reeking
you will have been reeking
they will have been reeking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reeking
you had been reeking
he/she/it had been reeking
we had been reeking
you had been reeking
they had been reeking
Conditional
I would reek
you would reek
he/she/it would reek
we would reek
you would reek
they would reek
Past Conditional
I would have reeked
you would have reeked
he/she/it would have reeked
we would have reeked
you would have reeked
they would have reeked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reek - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasantreek - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
niff, pong - an unpleasant smell
Verb1.reek - have an element suggestive (of something); "his speeches smacked of racism"; "this passage smells of plagiarism"
paint a picture, suggest, evoke - call to mind; "this remark evoked sadness"
2.reek - smell badly and offensively; "The building reeks of smoke"
smell - smell bad; "He rarely washes, and he smells"
3.reek - be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
exudate, exude, ooze out, transude, ooze - release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
4.reek - give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.; "Marshes reeking in the sun"
give out, emit, give off - give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"

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verb
1. stink, smell, pong (Brit. informal), smell to high heaven, hum (slang) Your breath reeks.
2. (with of) be redolent of, suggest, smack of, testify to, be characterized by, have all the hallmarks of, bear the stamp of, be permeated by, be suggestive or indicative of The whole thing reeks of hypocrisy.
noun
1. stink, smell, odour, stench, pong (Brit. informal), effluvium, niff (Brit. slang), malodour, mephitis, fetor He smelt the reek of whisky.

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verb
To have or give off a foul odor:
Translations
رائِحَه كَريهَهيَبْعَثُ رائِحَةً كَريهَه
páchnoutpuchzápach
stankstinke
lemulemutalöyhkälöyhkätä
lykta illastybba
dvokasdvoktismarvėsmirdėti
smakasmakotsmirdētsmirdoņa
ångorodörstankstinka
leş gibi ... kokmakleş gibi/pis kokupis pis ... kokmak

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[riːk]
A. Ntufo m, hedor m (of a)
B. VI
1. (= smell) to reek of sthapestar a algo
he comes home simply reeking (of drink) → vuelve a casa que apesta a alcohol
this reeks of treachery (fig) → esto huele a traición
she reeks with affectation (fig) → su afectación es inaguantable
2. (= smoke) → humear, vahear

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[ˈriːk]
vi
(= smell strongly) → puer, empester
to reek of sth [+ alcohol, sulphur, urine] → puer qch, empester qch
to reek of whisky → puer le whisky, empester le whisky
to reek of hypocrisy → puer l'hypocrisie
to reek of racism → puer le racisme
n (= strong smell) → puanteur f

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nGestank m
vistinken (of nach)

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[riːk] vi to reek of sthpuzzare di qc

reek

(riːk) noun
a strong, usually unpleasant smell.
verb
to smell strongly (of something).
References in classic literature ?
A thousand columns of smoke reeked up into the pure morning air where the faggots were piled and the camp-kettles
Why, the very air reeked of the dead Romans who builded London twelve hundred years ago.
Charlie's whole attitude, tone, air, words, fairly reeked with Sloanishness.
In the living room, wood and sheetrock were on the floor, the room reeked of garbage, and there were numerous holes in the walls and ceilings.
Karen Raybould, 51, reeked of alcohol and had to prop herself up against a wall while on duty at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
At the time, Cemex countered the group's action, saying it was based on failed legal or public cases against the company and that it reeked of sour grapes.
I was laughing and joking with her, and noticed that her breath reeked of alcohol.
Later that night I went to take a piss and found the same guy huddled around a urinal with a crack pipe clenched tightly between his lips and, Oh, did my eyes light up with the thought of revengel I pretended not to pay any attention as I washed my hands and walked out of the men's room which at this point reeked like burning plastic.
It not only restores the title to its rightful holder and makes the WBC accountable for its attempted TKO of Rocchigiani's career," said Dolan, "it also injects a big dose of real world justice into a sport that, for too long, has reeked of under-handedness and shady dealings.