stank

[ stangk ]
/ stæŋk /

verb

a simple past tense of stink.

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Definition for stank (2 of 2)

Origin of stink

before 900; (v.) Middle English stinken, Old English stincan; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; cognate with German stinken. (v.); cf. stench

Related forms

out·stink, verb (used with object), out·stank or, often, out·stunk; out·stunk; out·stink·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for stank (1 of 4)

stank

1
/ (stæŋk) /

verb

a past tense of stink

British Dictionary definitions for stank (2 of 4)

stank

2
/ (stæŋk) /

noun

a small cofferdam, esp one of timber made watertight with clay
Scot and Northern English dialect a pond or pool

verb

(tr) to make (a stream, cofferdam, etc) watertight, esp with clay

Word Origin for stank

C13: from Old French estanc, probably from estancher to stanch

British Dictionary definitions for stank (3 of 4)

stank

3
/ (stæŋk) /

noun dialect

a drain, as in a roadway
a draining board adjacent to a sink unit

Word Origin for stank

special use of stank ² (in the sense: pool, pond)

British Dictionary definitions for stank (4 of 4)

stink

/ (stɪŋk) /

noun

verb stinks, stinking, stank, stunk or stunk (mainly intr)

See also stink out

Word Origin for stink

Old English stincan; related to Old Saxon stinkan, German stinken, Old Norse stökkva to burst; see stench
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Idioms and Phrases with stank

stink


In addition to the idiom beginning with stink

  • stink to high heaven

also see:

  • big stink
  • make a stink
  • smell (stink) up
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