stink

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

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

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