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A strong unpleasant smell
“The stink was overpowering.”
A row or fuss
“The project's caused quite a stink among victims' rights groups and staunch conservatives.”
A feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent
“… many town residents raised an unholy stink about the proposal to increase taxes yet again.”
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.”
To give off an extremely unpleasant smell
“The whole thing stinks of desperation - desperation to seem cool, to seem relevant, to be popular.”
Be lousy, bad
Be very unpleasant, contemptible, or scandalous
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