1 verb (I)
1 to smell strongly and unpleasantly of something: This room absolutely reeks.
(+ of): His breath reeked of garlic.
2 to seem to be strongly connected with something bad or unpleasant
(+ of): The whole business reeks of dishonesty. 2 noun (singular) a strong unpleasant smell: a reek of tobacco and beer

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • reek — [ri:k] v [: Old English; Origin: reocan] to have a strong bad smell = ↑stink ▪ This room absolutely reeks. reek of ▪ He reeked of sweat. >reek[i] n [singular] ▪ the reek of cigarettes and beer reek of [reek of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reek — Reek, n. [AS. r[=e]c; akin to OFries. r[=e]k, LG. & D. rook, G. rauch, OHG. rouh, Dan. r[ o]g, Sw. r[ o]k, Icel. reykr, and to AS. re[ o]can to reek, smoke, Icel. rj[=u]ka, G. riechen to smell.] Vapor; steam; smoke; fume. [1913 Webster] As… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reek — ist der Familienname von: Edmund Reek (1897–1971), US amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Regisseur Nikolai Reek (1890–1942), estnischer Generalleutnant und Verteidigungsminister (1927–1928; 1939–1940) Walter Reek (1878–1933), deutscher Politiker… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Reek — Reek, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reeked} (r[=e]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reeking}.] [As. r[=e]can. See {Reek} vapor.] To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale. [1913 Webster] Few chimneys… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reek — reek·er; reek·ing·ly; reek; …   English syllables

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