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Definition of stink verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stink
    he / she / it stinks
    past simple stank
    past simple stunk
    past participle stunk
    -ing form stinking
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  1. 1(informal) [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. Phrasal Verbsstink somethingup
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