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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.
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something that gives off a strong unpleasant smell
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Foreign Minister Nikola Dimtrov met Friday with US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker who is paying the country a working visit.
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker is beginning his visit to Macedonia Thursday.
During his meetings with the Acting Assistant Secretary, Philip Reeker, Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer, and other senior US officials, the High Representative briefed his collocutors on the post-election period, emphasizing challenges of the government formation process and effects this process has produced in the past months.
Among the lecturers are Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller, who is on her first visit to Bulgaria after her appointment to this post, Ursula von der Leyen - German Defense Minister, Lieutenant GeneralA Esa Pulkkinen - Director General of the European Military Staff,A Radmila A ekerinska - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Macedonia, Ambassador Philip Reeker, Deputy Commander of the European Command of the United States.
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.
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.
A senior US official on Tuesday urged Bosnia-Herzegovina to reform in a bid to join NATO and the EU, Xinhua reported.During a lecture at the American University in Bosnia, Philip Reeker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of U.S.
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.