stunk

[ stuhngk ]
/ stʌŋk /

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of stink.

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Definition for stunk (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

OTHER WORDS FROM stink

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 stunk (1 of 2)

stunk
/ (stʌŋk) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of stink

British Dictionary definitions for stunk (2 of 2)

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 stunk

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