stink ( stinks 3rd person present) ( stinking present participle) ( stank past tense) ( stunk past participle )
1 verb To stink means to smell extremely unpleasant.
Get away from me<endash>your breath stinks... V
The place stinks of fried onions... V of n
The pond stank like a sewer. V like n
Stink is also a noun., n-sing
He was aware of the stink of stale beer on his breath...
They were locked up in a stinking cell.
2 verb If you say that something stinks, you mean that you disapprove of it because it involves ideas, feelings, or practices that you do not like.
INFORMAL, disapproval I think their methods stink... V
The whole thing stinks of political corruption. V of n
3 n-sing If someone makes a stink about something they are angry about, they show their anger in order to make people take notice.
INFORMAL a N
The tabloid press kicked up a stink about his seven-day visit.
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild
1 offend the nostrils, pong (Brit. informal) reek, stink to high heaven (informal) whiff (Brit. slang)
2 (slang) be abhorrent, be bad, be detestable, be held in disrepute, be no good, be offensive, be rotten, have a bad name
3 fetor, foulness, foul odour, malodour, noisomeness, pong (Brit. informal) stench
4 (slang) brouhaha, commotion, deal of trouble (informal) disturbance, fuss, hubbub, row, rumpus, scandal, stir, to-do, uproar, upset
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