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English definition of “reek of sth”

reek of sth

phrasal verb with reek     /riːk/ verb [I] informal
If an event or situation reeks of an unpleasant quality , it seems to be caused by or connected to that quality : His promotion reeks of favouritism .Conditions and characteristics
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