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stinkverb [I]

 us   /stɪŋk/ (past tense stank  /stæŋk/ or stunk  /stʌŋk/ , past participle stunk  /stʌŋk/ ) infml
  • stink verb [I] (SMELL)

to smell very unpleasant: [I] Your feet stink.
  • stink verb [I] (BE BAD)

to be extremely bad or unpleasant: The music scene here stinks.
Phrasal verbs

stinknoun

 us   /stɪŋk/
  • stink noun (BAD REACTION)

[U] infml a negative reaction from a group of people or from the public: City employees are raising a stink over the plan.
  • stink noun (BAD SMELL)

[C] a very unpleasant smell: I can’t stand the stink of rotten meat.
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"stink" in British English

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stinkverb [I]

uk   /stɪŋk/  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 showered for over a week and stank to high heaven (= a lot). The woman next to me sprayed on some perfume and stank out the whole place (= filled it with an unpleasant smell).

stinknoun [C usually singular]

uk   /stɪŋk/  us   /stɪŋk/ informal
(Definition of stink from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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