stink up


stank up or stunk up; stunk up; stinking up; stinks up

transitive verb

: to cause to stink or be filled with a stench

Examples of stink up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aromatherapy diffuser Takeout meals from the dining hall and dirty laundry sure can stink up a tiny dorm room. Lisa Lombardi,, 15 Sep. 2023 Tensions are also high in Glendale, where Anna Konkle has been wrongly accused of stinking up the restroom of Din Tai Fung. Selome Hailu, Variety, 26 July 2023 The only discordant note was a dead cow stinking up the trail. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2023 Bad memories The Game 7 effort against Dallas still stinks up Footprint Center like mildew on wet laundry. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 17 Apr. 2023 Some athletes simply can’t stomach whey (and stinking up the weight room definitely breaks all kinds of gym etiquette rules). Paul Kita, Men's Health, 5 Apr. 2023 According to Tomasco, the bloom is more likely to harm the tourism industry than harm wildlife by piling up and stinking up famous Florida beaches. Peter Charalambous, ABC News, 14 Mar. 2023 The Cowboys certainly didn’t stink up Raymond James Stadium in losing to Tampa Bay. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 In reality, the fumes from the paint can still stink up your space long after the last coat dried. Brie Dyas, Country Living, 12 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stink up was in 1941

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“Stink up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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