Meaning of “reek” in the English Dictionary

"reek" in British English

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reekverb [ I ]

uk /riːk/ us /riːk/ informal

to have a strong unpleasant smell:

Her breath reeked of garlic.
noun [ S ] uk us

The room was filled with the reek of stale beer.

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(Definition of “reek” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reek" in American English

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reekverb [ I ]

us /rik/

to have a strong, unpleasant smell:

The locker room reeked of gym clothes.
noun [ U ] us /rik/

the reek of dead fish

(Definition of “reek” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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