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Definition of smack of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

smack of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

smack of something

 
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to seem to contain or involve a particular unpleasant quality Her behavior smacks of hypocrisy. Today's announcement smacks of a government cover-up.
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