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reek of sth

phrasal verb with reek uk   us   /riːk/ verb [I] informal
If an ​event or ​situationreeks of an ​unpleasantquality, it ​seems to be ​caused by or ​connected to that ​quality: His ​promotionreeks of ​favouritism.
(Definition of reek of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reek of sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 明显带有,充满(令人不快的特性)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 明顯帶有,充滿(令人不快的特性)…
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