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reek

verb [I]  /rik/ us  
to have a strong, unpleasant smell: The locker room reeked of gym clothes.
reek
noun [U]  /rik/ us  
the reek of dead fish
Translations of “reek”
in Spanish hedor, peste, tufo…
in French puanteur…
in German der Gestank…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出臭味, 發出難聞的氣味…
in Russian вонять…
in Turkish fena kokmak, pis pis kokmak, leş gibi kokmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出臭味, 发出难闻的气味…
in Polish śmierdzieć, cuchnąć…
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