verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of reek
OTHER WORDS FROM reekreeker, nounreek·ing·ly, adverbreeky, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for reek
Few bragged about online dating, often keeping the whole ordeal secret, as it reeked of dating desperation.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set|Aurora Snow|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As if, after all the above, one would want anything that reeked of lifeless imitation.How Horst Captured Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and Vivien Leigh—and Changed Fashion Photography|Patrick Strudwick|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maziar was thrown in jail and brutalized for months by an interrogator who reeked of rosewater cologne.
A genuinely transgressive art moment reeked of elementary school art project.
And a government department selecting companies for grants reeked of "picking winners and losers," another red flag.
The atmosphere, which but a few moments ago reeked with heat, took on a grave-like chill.A Lost Hero|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward and Herbert D. Ward
It reeked with stale tobacco-smoke, the smell of cookery, and the odors of frowsy clothes.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
At last the town absolutely reeked with wickedness—so says the highly moral legend.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
My clothes, my room, even the skin of my body, soon reeked with the faint yet penetrating odour of stable and barn.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
It had vanished, and the room reeked with the fumes of a very flagrant distillation of French brandy.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell