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Meaning of stink

stink

Pronunciation: (stingk), [key]
— v., n. stank stunk stunk stink&syling
—v.i.
  1. to emit a strong offensive smell.
  2. to be offensive to honesty or propriety; to be in extremely bad repute or disfavor.
  3. to be disgustingly inferior: That book stinks.
  4. to have a large quantity of something (usually fol. by of or with): They stink of money. She stinks with jewelry.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often fol. by up): an amateurish performance that really stank up the stage.
  2. to repel or drive out by means of a highly offensive smell.
—n.
  1. a strong offensive smell; stench.
  2. an unpleasant fuss; scandal: There was a big stink about his accepting a bribe.
  3. chemistry as a course of study.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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