- 1[intransitive] reek (of something) to smell very strongly of something unpleasant His breath reeked of tobacco.
- 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.
NAmE//rik//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reek
he / she / it reeks
past simple reeked
-ing form reeking