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reek

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noun \ˈrēk\

Definition of reek

  1. 1 chiefly dialectal :  smoke

  2. 2 :  vapor, fog

  3. 3 :  a strong or disagreeable fume or odor

Examples of reek in a Sentence

  1. a terrible reek coming from the garbage can

  2. couldn't see through the reek of smog and smoke surrounding the steel plant

Origin and Etymology of reek

Middle English rek, from Old English rēc; akin to Old High German rouh smoke


First Known Use: before 12th century


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reek

verb

Definition of reek

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to emit smoke or vapor

  3. 2a :  to give off or become permeated with a strong or offensive odor a room reeking of incenseb :  to give a strong impression of some constituent quality or feature a neighborhood that reeks of poverty

  4. 3 :  emanate

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to subject to the action of smoke or vapor

  7. 2 :  exude, give off a politician who reeks charm

reeker

noun

reeky

play \ˈrē-kē\ adjective

Examples of reek in a Sentence

  1. those old sneakers reek something awful

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of reek

before 12th century


REEK Defined for English Language Learners

reek

verb

Definition of reek for English Language Learners

  • : to have a very strong and unpleasant smell


REEK Defined for Kids

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reek

play
noun \ˈrēk\

Definition of reek for Students

  1. :  a strong or unpleasant smell


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reek

play
verb

Definition of reek for Students

reeked

;

reeking

  1. :  to have a strong or unpleasant smell



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