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Noun
An unpleasant or unhealthy smell or vapour
“The stink was overpowering.”
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A row or fuss
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“The project's caused quite a stink among victims' rights groups and staunch conservatives.”
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A feeling, act or declaration of disapproval or objection to something
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The act of incriminating someone
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A heavy, musty, and unpleasant atmosphere, usually in a poorly-ventilated area
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Shield beetle
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The nose
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A distinct impression or quality associated with something
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Verb
Have a strong unpleasant smell
“Soldiers said that the city just doesn't stink as it did when they arrived to find sewers backed up all over the place and mounds of rotting garbage.”
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To have a strong and bad smell
“The whole thing stinks of desperation - desperation to seem cool, to seem relevant, to be popular.”
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Be lousy, bad
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Be very unpleasant, contemptible, or scandalous
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To give off smoke or fumes
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To become filled with a pus-like or bile-like substance
Adjective
(zoology) Defensive or repulsive, particularly as applied to glands of certain invertebrates
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