Reek - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |riːk|  American pronunciation of the word reek
Brit.  |riːk|  British pronunciation of the word reek


- a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant (syn: fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, mephitis, stench, stink)


- have an element suggestive (of something) (syn: smack, smell)
- smell badly and offensively(syn: stink)
- be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face (syn: fume)
- give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.


...a terrible reek coming from the garbage can...

...couldn't see through the reek of smog and smoke surrounding the steel plant...

...those old sneakers reek something awful...

He smelt the reek of whisky.

The whole room reeked of tobacco smoke.

The whole thing reeks of hypocrisy.

This room absolutely reeks.

He reeked of sweat.

The building reeks of smoke

Marshes reeking in the sun

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reek
he/she/it: reeks
present participle: reeking
past tense: reeked
past participle: reeked
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