verb (used without object), stank or, often, stunk; stunk; stink·ing.
verb (used with object), stank or, often, stunk; stunk; stink·ing.
- stinging tree,
- stingless bee,
- stink ball,
- stink bomb,
- stink bug,
- stink eye,
- stink out
Origin of stink
Examples from the Web for stink
Shortly after his confession, Vision Forum Ministries closed up shop, unable to continue with the stink of sex scandal upon them.Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars’ Christian Patriarchy Movement|Amanda Marcotte|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hilton danced in a corner by herself while her then-boyfriend, shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, gave her the stink eye.Sundance ’14 Party Report: Anne Hathaway’s A Great Wingwoman, Kristen Stewart Cuts A Rug, and More|Marlow Stern|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As you get older, the more you think, the more you stink, really.
Intellectual shut-ins are a dime a dozen these days, and they all stink just as bad as the next one.Paul Krugman’s Nasty and Inane Attack on ‘Libertarian Populism’|Nick Gillespie|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her fiancé is raising a stink bigger than the s*** I took this morning.Does ‘Orange is the New Black’ Have a Jewish Problem?|Sigal Samuel|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They can be buried in the earth, till they breed worms and stink.The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles|Alfred Plummer
Having served their notices, they were induced by Mr. Stink to resolve not to maintain the infant.Ginx's Baby|Edward Jenkins
He is not buried as yet, nor doth he stink, as is designed he shall, before he lies down in oblivion.The Life and Death of Mr Badman|John Bunyan
But, by God His faith, an they would be ruled by me, he should get such a trouncing therefor that he should stink for it!'The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio|Giovanni Boccaccio
For those Northmen know that if once the stink of fish died out, Vard would cease to exist.Through Arctic Lapland|Cutcliffe Hyne
verb stinks, stinking, stank, stunk or stunk (mainly intr)
Word Origin for stink
Old English stincan "emit a smell of any kind" (class III strong verb; past tense stonc), from West Germanic *stenkwanan (cf. Old Saxon stincan, Old High German stinkan, Dutch stinken), from the root of stench. Old English swote stincan "to smell sweet," but offensive sense began in Old English and was primary by mid-13c.; smell now tends the same way. Figurative meaning "be offensive" is from early 13c.; meaning "be inept" is recorded from 1924. To stink to high heaven first recorded 1963.
c.1300, from stink (v.). Sense of "extensive fuss" first recorded 1812.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stink
- stink to high heaven
- big stink
- make a stink
- smell (stink) up