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Webster 1913 Edition


Stink

Stink

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Stunk
,
Stank
,
p. pr. & vb. n.
Stinking
.]
[AS.
stinkan
to have a smell (whether good or bad); akin to OHG.
stinchan
, G. & D.
stinken
to stink; of uncertain origin; cf. Icel.
stökkva
to leap, to spring, Goth.
stigqan
to push, strike, or Gr. [GREEK] rancid. Cf.
Stench
.]
To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.

Stink

,
Verb.
T.
To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

Stink

,
Noun.
[AS.
stinc
.]
A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.
Fire stink
.
See under
Fire
.
Stink-fire lance
.
See under
Lance
.
Stink rat
(Zool.)
,
the musk turtle.
[Local, U.S.]
Stink shad
(Zool.)
,
the gizzard shad.
[Local, U.S.]
Stink trap
,
a stench trap. See under
Stench
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Stink

STINK

,
Verb.
I.
pret. stand or stunk. To emit a strong offensive smell.

STINK

,
Noun.
A strong offensive smell.

Definition 2021


stink

stink

English

Verb

stink (third-person singular simple present stinks, present participle stinking, simple past stank or stunk, past participle stunk)

  1. (intransitive) To have a strong bad smell.
  2. (intransitive, informal) To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.
    That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.
  3. (intransitive) To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.
    Something stinks about the politician's excuses.
  4. (transitive) To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

Synonyms

  • (have a strong bad smell): pong, reek
  • (be greatly inferior): suck, blow
  • (give an impression of dishonesty or untruth): be fishy

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Noun

stink (plural stinks)

  1. A strong bad smell.
  2. (informal) A complaint or objection.
    If you don't make a stink about the problem, nothing will be done.
  3. (in plural stinks, slang) chemistry (as a subject taught in school)
    • The Boy's Own Annual (volume 35, page 214)
      Very few boys could resist the attractions of mixing up chemicals, manufacturing unsavoury smells, and producing loud explosions. Bowney was an exception to the general rule, however; he never had studied "Stinks," []
  4. (slang, New Zealand) A failure or unfortunate event.
    The concert was stink.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪŋk

Verb

stink

  1. first-person singular present indicative of stinken
  2. imperative of stinken

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Swedish

Verb

stink

  1. imperative of stinka