(noun, verb)


1. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

Similar word(s): fetor, foetor, malodor, mephitis, stench, stink

Definition categories: thought, odor, odour, smell


1. have an element suggestive (of something)

Similar word(s): smack, smell

Definition categories: perception, evoke, suggest

2. smell badly and offensively

- The building reeks of smoke

Similar word(s): stink

Definition categories: perception, smell

3. be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

Similar word(s): fume

Definition categories: body, exudate, exude, ooze, transude

4. give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

- Marshes reeking in the sun

Definition categories: weather, emit

Sentences with reek as a verb:

- You reek of perfume.

- Your fridge reeks of egg.

- The boss appointing his nephew as a director reeks of nepotism.