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Verb
To have a strong and unpleasant smell
“I sniff my armpits to make sure it doesn't stink. The last thing I want as part of my seduction is body odor.”
Verb
To give the impression of being or having a negative quality or characteristic
“The latest move seems to stink of desperation and has certainly not been received well.”
Verb
To be very unpleasant, contemptible, scandalous, or low in quality
“You know a movie is going to stink if they won't let it be reviewed.”
Verb
To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance
Noun
An unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapor
“I couldn't make up my mind if the smoke was worse than the overpowering stink from the rotting fish.”
Noun
A noteworthy row or fuss about a given issue
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“The project's caused quite a stink among victims' rights groups and staunch conservatives.”
Noun
A feeling, act or declaration of disapproval or objection to something
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“Workers kicked up a stink about wages and subsequently decided to go on strike.”
Noun
The act of incriminating someone
Noun
Shield beetle
Adjective
(zoology) Defensive or repulsive, particularly as applied to glands of certain invertebrates
“It follows a fleeing him like a stink cloud, misconstruing his running away as an opportunity to take more pictures and ask more questions.”
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