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stink

verb [I] uk   us   /stɪŋk/ (stank or US and Australian English also stunk, stunk) informal

stink verb [I] (SMELL)

to smell very unpleasant: Your feet stink! The morning after the party, the whole house stank of beer and cigarettes. He hadn't washed for over a week and stank to high heaven (= greatly). The woman next to me sprayed on some perfume and stank out (US stank up) the whole place (= filled it with an unpleasant smell).

stink verb [I] (BE BAD)

to be extremely bad or unpleasant: I think her whole attitude stinks. His acting stinks but he looks good, so he's offered lots of movie roles.

stink

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /stɪŋk/ informal
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