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  • 1 reek´er — reek «reek», noun, verb. –n. 1. a strong, unpleasant smell; disagreeable fumes or odor; vapor: »We noticed the reek of cooking cabbage as we entered the hall.…the pungent reek of camels (Rudyard Kipling). 2. the condition of reeking: »in a reek… …

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  • 2 Reek — may refer to:* Reek (compound), a volatilized chemical compound that humans or other animals perceive by the sense of olfaction * Reek (creature), a fictional creature in the Star Wars universe * Reek (Netherlands) * The Reek, a mountain west of… …

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  • 3 Reek — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Los reek, son unas bestias con tres cuernos y similares a los rinocerontes, que aparecen en la película El ataque de los clones, Episodio II de la serie cinematográfica de la Guerra de las Galaxias. El reek era una… …

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 reek — [ rik ] verb intransitive 1. ) to have a strong unpleasant smell: STINK: reek of: The boat reeked of fish. 2. ) LITERARY to make you think that something unpleasant is involved in a particular situation: reek of: The whole place reeked of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 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… …

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  • 9 reek — reek·er; reek·ing·ly; reek; …

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  • 10 reek|y — «REE kee», adjective, reek|i|er, reek|i|est. reeking …

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  • 11 Reek — (r[=e]k), n. A rick. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 reek — [n] strong odor effluvium, fetor, mephitis, smell, stench, stink; concept 600 reek [v] smell of; be characterized by be permeated by, be redolent of, emit, fume, give off odor, have an odor, smell, smoke, steam, stench, stink; concept 600 …

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  • 13 reek — ► VERB 1) have a foul smell. 2) (reek of) be suggestive of (something unpleasant). 3) archaic give off smoke, steam, or fumes. ► NOUN 1) a foul smell. 2) chiefly Scottish smoke …

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  • 14 reek — [rēk] n. [ME < OE rec, akin to ON reykr, Ger rauch < ? IE base * reug , cloud, smoke] 1. vapor; fume 2. a strong, unpleasant smell; stench 3. [Scot. or North Eng.] smoke vi. [ME reken < OE reocan] 1. to give off steam or smoke …

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  • 15 Reek — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Reek (homonymie). Reek Administration Pays …

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  • 16 reek — v. 1)(d; intr.) to reek of (to reek of alcohol) 2) (d; intr.) to reek with (to reek with sweat) * * * [riːk] (d; intr.) to reek of (to reek of alcohol) (d; intr.) to reek with (to reek with sweat) …

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  • 17 reek — UK [riːk] / US [rɪk] verb [intransitive] Word forms reek : present tense I/you/we/they reek he/she/it reeks present participle reeking past tense reeked past participle reeked 1) to have a strong unpleasant smell reek of: The boat reeked of fish …

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  • 18 reek — /rik / (say reek) noun 1. a strong, unpleasant smell. 2. vapour or steam. –verb (i) 3. to smell strongly and unpleasantly. 4. to give off steam, smoke, etc. 5. to be wet with sweat, blood, etc. –verb (t) 6. to expose to or treat with smoke. 7. to …

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  • 19 reek — [[t]ri͟ːk[/t]] reeks, reeking, reeked 1) VERB To reek of something, usually something unpleasant, means to smell very strongly of it. [V of n] Your breath reeks of stale cigar smoke... The entire house reeked for a long time. Syn: stink N SIN …

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  • 20 reek — [OE] Reek originally meant ‘smoke’ (Edinburgh was called Auld [old] Reekie because of its smoky chimneys, not because it smelled). The word came from a prehistoric Germanic *raukiz, which also produced German rauch, refer 418 Dutch rook, Swedish… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins