reek
[riːk]
VERB
reeks (third person present) · reeked (past tense) · reeked (past participle) · reeking (present participle)
  1. smell strongly and unpleasantly; stink.
    "the yard reeked of wet straw and horse manure"
    synonyms:
    stink · smell · smell bad/disgusting · give off a bad smell ·
    stink/smell to high heaven
    • be suggestive of something unpleasant or undesirable.
      "the speeches reeked of anti-Semitism"
    • archaic
      give off smoke, steam, or fumes.
      "while temples crash, and towers in ashes reek"
      synonyms:
      emit smoke · emit gas · smoke · reek
NOUN
  1. a foul smell.
    "the reek of cattle dung"
    synonyms:
    stink · bad smell · foul smell · stench · taint · effluvium · niff · pong ·
    whiff · hum · guff · funk · miasma · mephitis · malodour · fetor
  2. SCOTTISH
    smoke.
    "he recovered himself and turned to peer through the reek"
Origin
Old English rēocan ‘give out smoke or vapour’, rēc (noun) ‘smoke’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rieken ‘to smell’, rook ‘smoke’, German riechen ‘to smell’, Rauch ‘smoke’.
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How to use reek in a sentence?
he recovered himself and turned to peer through the reek.
the yard reeked of wet straw and horse manure.
while temples crash, and towers in ashes reek.
the speeches reeked of anti-Semitism.
the reek of cattle dung.
How to say reek in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Arabic (ADJECTIVE)عفونة
(NOUN)تنضح
Bosnian (Latin) smradovi
Bulgarian пуша
Cantonese (Traditional) 臭氣
Chinese Simplified 臭气
Chinese Traditional 臭氣
Croatian smradovi
Czech Puch
Danish stinke
Finnish haista
French (VERB)empestes, puent
(NOUN)lattes
German (ADJECTIVE)rejek
(VERB)stinken
(NOUN)Gestank
Greek (NOUN)βρωμάω
Haitian Creole santi move
Hebrew מסריחות
Hindi भाप
Hmong Daw tsw phem
Hungarian füstöl
Indonesian berbau
Italian (VERB)puzzi
(NOUN)odore
Japanese ロイヤルアスコット
Korean 악취
Latvian smaka
Lithuanian Šutas
Norwegian Bokmål OSE
Portuguese (VERB)fedem, fede, feder, cheiro
(NOUN)fedor
Romanian scoate fum
Russian (ADJECTIVE)реек, вонь
(VERB)разить
Serbian (Cyrillic) смрде
Serbian (Latin) smrde
Slovenian kaditi
Spanish (NOUN)hedor
(VERB)apestan
Tamil படையினரின்
Telugu రేక్
Thai กลิ่นเหม็น
Turkish Leş gibi kokuyorsun
Ukrainian сморід
Urdu جھؤا
Welsh noeth
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