reek with (something)

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reek with (something)

To smell very potently of something unpleasant. My hands always reek with garlic after I have to chop it up. He came down for his prom reeking with his dad's aftershave. The house reeks with wet dog—open the window!
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A yawning abyss, with certain and terrible death at the bottom, reeking with half-decayed bodies of horses and riders!
At last, about twelve o'clock, Sam appeared triumphant, mounted on Jerry, with Haley's horse by his side, reeking with sweat, but with flashing eyes and dilated nostrils, showing that the spirit of freedom had not yet entirely subsided.
Ships are sent with the first opportunity; the natives driven out or destroyed; their princes tortured to discover their gold; a free license given to all acts of inhumanity and lust, the earth reeking with the blood of its inhabitants: and this execrable crew of butchers, employed in so pious an expedition, is a modern colony, sent to convert and civilize an idolatrous and barbarous people!
A scene reeking with atmosphere of post-war Liverpool: framed by washing are backyards, scruffy kids with an old pram, watched over by mam and nan, dominated by the Corporation flats in Fontenoy and Byrom Streets, on their 30th anniversary, in April, 1968.
By means of pronounced chiaroscuro she transforms the ordinariness of an empty gym into a moody film noir set--its stark, stripped-down stage and after-hours atmosphere resounding with layers of ambiguity (and, we're prompted to imagine, reeking with sweat)--as real-life players spar, pose, and otherwise perform, seemingly for her alone.
BARBARA CARTLAND'S obituaries were so gushy and reeking with sickly-sweet perfume, they could have been written by the Queen of Romance herself.