stank 1 of 2

British dialect
as in puddle
a small often deep body of water the Scottish innkeeper advised swimming in the nearby stank only if the prospect of hypothermia seemed appealing

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2 of 2


variants or stunk
past tense of stink
as in smelled
to give off an extremely unpleasant smell the dog stinks because she tangled with a skunk again

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as in sucked
to be objectionable or unsatisfactory their team really stinks this year

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“Stank.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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