Translation of reek in Spanish:
- 1.1 (stink) See examples:to reek (
ofsomething)1.2 (have air of) See examples:to reekapestar or heder ( aalgo) ofsomethingoler aalgoExample sentences1.3
also: reeking present participleExample sentences
- Coming as it does in a period when many cash-strapped independent schools face the prospect of mergers or closure, he suggests that the initiative reeks more of marketing than a genuine desire to stimulate debate.
- The spin on the Telegraph story is so blatant that it reeks of desperation.
- To be honest, the Informix purchase reeks of desperation to me.
- The nurse's office smelled - or rather, reeked - strongly of iodine and disinfectant.
- I remember the whole area reeked with the smell of burnt flesh for weeks and weeks after.
- What about the seats - some of them reek with manky stinks going back decades.
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