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1. Lit. to have the stench or smell of something. This whole house reeks of onions! What did you cook? She reeks of a very strong perfume. She must have spilled it on herself.
2. Fig. to give a strong impression of something. The neighborhood reeks of poverty. The deal reeked of dishonesty. reek with something to stink with some smell. This place reeks with some horrible odor. Jane reeks with too much perfume.
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v.
1. To give off or have some strong, unpleasant odor: The kitchen reeks of rotten eggs.
2. To be full of something distasteful or offensive: The report reeks of bigotry. The whole incident reeks of corruption.
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Because the Britain of the Blairs is utterly devoid of propriety, openness and reason, reeks of cronyism and stinks of disdain.
But we must remember that after smoking, hospital staff's clothing and breath will reek of stale smoke and it will be carried back to the wards.
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Moreover, attendees will be entered in a contest awarding a total of six outdoors vacation packages-for-two, such as: a Nevada Wilderness off-Road adventure; golf at TPC Sawgrass with greens fees and carts for five days; a cruise along Belize and the Bay Islands of Honduras; a sail in the Caribbean on the Sir Francis Drake; a ski and dogsled adventure with Outward Bound; heli-skiing in the Cascades; white water rafting on the Salmon River; scuba diving and fishing off the coral reek in the Florida Keys; or a trip to see the making of Macanudos by hand in the Dominican Republic.
More than one million people scale the steep face of the mountain, known locally as the Reek, every year.
OFFICE workers who reek of cigarette smoke are putting their reputation and career chances at risk,new research showed yesterday Only 10% of UK bosses polled by executive consultancy TheAziz Corporation said smelling of cigarette smoke during office hours was acceptable.
The new works reek of low-end domesticity--and no amount of goopy paint (by now a tired gesture) is going to change that.
SEVENTEEN people were rescued from the dangerous slopes of Croagh Patrick during the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage yesterday.
TWO people were in a serious condition last night after taking part in the annual Croagh Patrick Reek Sunday Pilgrimage.
Halmi had no hand in this production, but the final episodes reek of his cheese-fest influence.
Now, in the twenty-first century, late Picabia has come to be such a cult item that it may start to reek of the same orthodoxy that made his early work canonic.
Trainers are supposed to reek of the turf; O'Brien reeks of megabytes and Star Trek conventions.
On the other hand, there are objects that reek of death and look to salvation, however ironically.