American English

Definition of stink noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a very unpleasant smell synonym reek the stink of sweat and urine
  2. 2[singular] a lot of trouble and anger about something The whole business caused quite a stink. We'll kick up a stink (= complain a lot and cause trouble) if they try to close the school down.
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