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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant v. - Be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face; Smell badly and offensively; Have an element suggestive (of something); Give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

Usage examples (31)
  • Every wreath of the reek is a blast of shame upon us!
  • Methinks these terms reek of desuetude which really is a legal term, correct?
  • As Raymond Sokolov, then the Times restaurant critic, put it in 1973, the reek was the whole point.
  • I'll make her name reek, as I told her I would. for more
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