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1stink

intransitive verb \ˈstiŋk\

: to have a very bad smell

: to do something very poorly

: to be very low in quality

stank \ˈstaŋk\ or stunk \ˈstəŋk\ stunkstink·ing

Full Definition of STINK

1
:  to emit a strong offensive odor <stank of urine>
2
:  to be offensive <the election stank of corruption>; also :  to be in bad repute
3
:  to possess something to an offensive degree <stinking with wealth>
4
:  to be extremely bad or unpleasant <the performance stank> <that news really stinks>
stinky \ˈstiŋ-kē\ adjective

Examples of STINK

  1. The food is good at that restaurant, but the service stinks.
  2. Having a root canal stinks.

Origin of STINK

Middle English, from Old English stincan; akin to Old High German stinkan to emit a smell
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to STINK

Synonyms
reek
Antonyms
rock [slang], rule [slang]

2stink

noun

: a very bad smell

: a situation in which someone complains in a very angry and often public way

Full Definition of STINK

1
:  a strong offensive odor :  stench
2
:  a public outcry against something :  fuss <made a big stink when asked to leave>

Examples of STINK

  1. People raised a stink about the new law.
  2. He kicked up a stink about the way he'd been treated.

First Known Use of STINK

13th century
STINK Defined for Kids

1stink

verb \ˈstiŋk\
stank \ˈstaŋk\ or stunk \ˈstəŋk\stunkstink·ing

Definition of STINK for Kids

1
:  to give off or cause to have a strong unpleasant smell <The garbage stinks.>
2
:  to be very bad or unpleasant <That news really stinks.>

2stink

noun

Definition of STINK for Kids

:  a strong unpleasant smell

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