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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

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(riːk) noun
a strong, usually unpleasant smell.
verb
to smell strongly (of something).
References in classic literature ?
The men who worked on the killing beds would come to reek with foulness, so that you could smell one of them fifty feet away; there was simply no such thing as keeping decent, the most careful man gave it up in the end, and wallowed in uncleanness.
Here we are all just ready to drop down, and the critters all in a reek of sweat.
It was dense enough to shut out everything from the light of the coach-lamps but these its own workings, and a few yards of road; and the reek of the labouring horses steamed into it, as if they had made it all.
All the uses and scents of the brewery might have evaporated with its last reek of smoke.
And again he looked at me terribly through the reek of the fire.
Through the reek I could see the people who had been with me in the river scrambling out of the water through the reeds, like little frogs hurrying through grass from the advance of a man, or running to and fro in utter dismay on the towing path.
There was a large fire burning on the hearth, and one could smell from far the fragrant reek of burning cedar and sandal wood.
Even as fierce ravening wolves that are feasting upon a homed stag which they have killed upon the mountains, and their jaws are red with blood--they go in a pack to lap water from the clear spring with their long thin tongues; and they reek of blood and slaughter; they know not what fear is, for it is hunger drives them--even so did the leaders and counsellors of the Myrmidons gather round the good squire of the fleet descendant of Aeacus, and among them stood Achilles himself cheering on both men and horses.
You see, my Ray gave out and--" he coughs in the reek of the escaping gas.
He told them how red-hot shot are dropped into a cannon, a wad of wet clay between them and the cartridge; how they sizzle and reek when they strike wood, and how the little ship-boys of the Miss Jim Buck hove water over them and shouted to the fort to try again.
A little later a marriage procession would strike into the Grand Trunk with music and shoutings, and a smell of marigold and jasmine stronger even than the reek of the dust.
Beside it were the crumbling remains of the cottages of the miners, driven away no doubt by the foul reek of the surrounding swamp.