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"reek" in British English

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reekverb [I]

uk   us   /riːk/ informal
to have a ​strongunpleasantsmell: Her ​breath reeked ofgarlic.
reek
noun [S] uk   us  
The ​room was ​filled with the reek ofstalebeer.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of reek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reekverb [I]

 us   /rik/
to have a ​strong, ​unpleasantsmell: The ​lockerroom reeked of ​gymclothes.
reek
noun [U]  us   /rik/
the reek of ​deadfish
(Definition of reek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reek”
in Spanish hedor, peste, tufo…
in Vietnamese mùi hôi thối…
in Malaysian bau busuk…
in Thai กลิ่นเหม็น…
in French puanteur…
in German der Gestank…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出臭味, 发出难闻的气味…
in Turkish fena kokmak, pis pis kokmak, leş gibi kokmak…
in Russian вонять…
in Indonesian bau busuk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出臭味, 發出難聞的氣味…
in Polish śmierdzieć, cuchnąć…
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