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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.
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.


something that gives off a strong unpleasant smell
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Instead of taking out the sword and protecting his people from the chief of the Office for Security and Counter-Intelligence, Ali Ahmeti--"the man who destroyed former Yugoslavia," according to the allegations in the documents, complained to then-US ambassador Philip Reeker.
A presidential delegation, led by Ambassador Kenneth Merten and including Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker, represented the United States at the event.
Indicative of the level of US interest in the resolution of the name issue was also the briefing that US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker held in New York on the same day Samaras met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
On the other hand, Philip Reeker, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, said he hoped the name issue would soon be resolved and talks would resume at the end of the summer or the beginning of the autumn.
Saso Klekovski comments for Nova Makedonija that over the past few days a lot of fuss was made over the statement of former US ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker regarding the name issue--that the issue requires a public debate and that we need to follow the example of Kosovo and Serbia.
The way out for Bosnia is to join NATO and the EU, which will lead to better economic situation, Reeker added.
During his visit to Berlin, Minister Poposki also met representatives of the German Bundestag, and during the Conference he had bilateral meetings with his Kosovo counterpart Enver Hoxhaj and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philip Reeker, as well as a brief meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
Lee Robinson, Manager of Infrastructure Services, explained that the Reeker Bridge on Mulligan Road had been closed since a motor vehicle collision severely damaged it, noting that it was unsafe for travel.
Wikileaks unveiled a telegram sent from the Skopje-based US embassy from 2009 saying that BDI president Ali Ahmeti told US ambassador Philip Reeker that he had reached an agreement with PM Gruevski and that they would soon agree on the pensions for the former NLA fighters and the families of the killed ethnic Albanians in the 2001 conflict.
The United Stated of America has provided significant help to support the agribusiness in Macedonia," said Philip Reeker, US ambassador to Macedonia.
US embassy spokesman Philip Reeker said there were "no trilateral talks today
At the same time," Reeker said, "we continue to urge that no one should do anything to destabilize the north.