Definition of stink verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stink

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stɪŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪŋk//
     
    (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stink
    BrE BrE//stɪŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪŋk//
     
    he / she / it stinks
    BrE BrE//stɪŋks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪŋks//
     
    past simple stank
    BrE BrE//stæŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæŋk//
     
    past simple stunk
    BrE BrE//stʌŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stʌŋk//
     
    past participle stunk
    BrE BrE//stʌŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stʌŋk//
     
    -ing form stinking
    BrE BrE//ˈstɪŋkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɪŋkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] stink (of something) to have a strong, unpleasant smell synonym reek Her breath stank of garlic. It stinks of smoke in here.
  2. 2[intransitive] stink (of something) to seem very bad, unpleasant or dishonest The whole business stank of corruption. ‘What do you think of the idea?’ ‘I think it stinks.’
  3. Word Origin Old English stincan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German stinken, also to stench. Phrasal Verbsstink somethingout
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