verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Words nearby reek
Origin of reek
OTHER WORDS FROM reekreek·er, nounreek·ing·ly, adverbreek·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for reeked
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.
On the House side, Speaker John Boehner's selection of Jeb Hensarling to serve as co-chair also reeked of hyperpartisan hackery.
He called his actions “regrettable,” a term that reeked of lawyerly caution.
His room was a box of a place that reeked with odors of stale tobacco smoke.McTeague|Frank Norris
Her little airy figure was in strange contrast with these gloomy passages, these stones that had reeked with blood and smoke.
From the open door there reeked a horrible poisonous exhalation which set us gasping and coughing.Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
He left the storeroom that reeked of kerosene and passed into the emporium to replace his treasure in its hiding place.Merton of the Movies|Harry Leon Wilson
Now he was opening a door, leading them up into a vast place that reeked of soap and water.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds