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reek
American English: /rik/
British English: /riːk/

Translation of reek in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (stink) See examples:to reek (of something)
    apestar or heder (a algo)
    1.2 (have air of) See examples:to reek of something
    oler a algo
    Example 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.
    1.3
    also: reeking present participle
    (gutters/breath)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun

uncountable

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