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Definition of reek verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reek
    he / she / it reeks
    past simple reeked
    -ing form reeking
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  1. 1[intransitive] reek (of something) to smell very strongly of something unpleasant His breath reeked of tobacco.
  2. 2[intransitive] reek (of something) (disapproving) to suggest very strongly that something unpleasant or suspicious is involved in a situation Her denials reeked of hypocrisy.
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