verbo (past stank /staNGk/ or stunk /stəNGk/; past participle stunk)[no object]
- 1Have a strong unpleasant smell: the place stank like a sewer his breath stank of drinkMás ejemplos en oraciones
- What a sad, sad sight to see him there in his white apron, stinking from the smell of salami.
- My room stank from the smell of tar today, thanks to the re-paving of the road outside my courtyard.
- To explore the hole you needed a very long ladder and a strong constitution: it stank and was crawling with rats.
- 1.1 [with object] (stink a place up) Fill a place with a strong unpleasant smell: I hope they are not going to stink up the house with curryMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Cats do not harm the structure of the house but boy they can sure stink a place up!
- You don't even have to get very close to one of these houses to smell the odor stinking up the whole area up to high heaven.
- Strongly aromatic foods like the Korean dish kimchi can really stink up a cabin, she says.
- 2 • informal Be very unpleasant, contemptible, or scandalous: the industry’s reputation stinksMás ejemplos en oraciones
be very unpleasant, be abhorrent, be despicable, be contemptible, be disgusting, be vile, be foul• informal suck
- ‘I caught the first fifteen minutes of Absolute Power and thought it stunk, but I wouldn't want to clog this thread up with a post about why,’ he said in the Extras thread.
- ‘I'd rather you told me I stunk,’ I said, ‘than tell me I lost the job because of my race.’
- The success of Angela's Ashes spawned a spate of memoirs-by-nobody-in-particular, most of which, frankly, stunk.
- 2.1 (stink of) Be highly suggestive of (something regarded with disapproval): the whole affair stinks of a setupMás ejemplos en oraciones
smack, reek, give the impression, have all the hallmarks; strongly suggest
- He was the front runner, and the whole affair stank of the worst kind of partisan hackery.
- The whole thing stank of a setup and police impropriety.
- The whole Diana story stinks of lies and deception.
- 2.2 (stink of) Have or appear to have a scandalously large amount of (something, especially money): the whole place was luxurious and stank of moneyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The place still stinks of money - and not just the old double-barrelled wealth traditionally associated with the club.
- ‘A Day Like Today’ signals the fact his follow up reeks with polish and immaculate production values, stinking of money and thoughtfulness in all the right places.
- The office carried the stink of money and power.
sustantivo[in singular] Volver al principio
- 1A strong unpleasant smell; a stench: the stink of the place hit me as I went inMás ejemplos en oraciones
- In Warheads, while demonstrating irritant-gas, a mercenary trainer tells the film team: ‘The stink is so strong, you'll get a whiff of it too’.
- At times you can smell the stink, hear the rats running in his shack, and feel the numbing cold.
- Even if the gas wasn't poisonous, the stink was still unpleasant.
- 2 • informal A commotion or fuss: no matter how nice the restaurant is, wacko Meg has to make a big stink and embarrass the rest of usMás ejemplos en oraciones
- York council's plan to change the rubbish collection from weekly to fortnightly has caused a right stink, as one whiff of our letters pages confirms.
- The stink travelled with them, like body odour.
- He is out of office because he's raising a stink,’ says a Taradale resident.
- • informal , chiefly British Extremely hard or intensely: she’s working like stink to get everything readyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- You can do that - but even those people work like stink,’ she says.
- So - while keeping my legs crossed and writing like stink - I have to assume that we sheilas are the new economic magic bullet.
- They have ended up separating, hating each other's guts, taking law suits out against each other, and fighting like stink over the property.
Old English stincan; related to Dutch and German stinken, also to stench.