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noun as in strong odor

verb as in smell of; be characterized by

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At that very thought, the engine modes down and the reek of exhaust pulls over us, thick as a quilt.

Both reek of false modesty, but Deen does appear jumpy and genuinely anxious at times.

And hipsters and hippies now reek of old-school, kneejerk attitudes.

The particulars of this case, in fact, reek with the stench of crony capitalism.

A moment later there was Something nearly at his left elbow, and he smelt again the nameless, fœtid reek.

The reek of hot tin from the dark lantern grew worse momentarily.

This first was the Boer hospital, and even at this early hour the air was pungent with the reek of strong tobacco.

At such times I could detect the faint reek of alcohol coming through his pores.

It overlaid the reek of the cattle yards, the fumes of rank spirits and tobacco that came from the shanties.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reek, such as: effluvium, fetor, mephitis, smell, stench, and stink.

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