stink1 S3 [stıŋk] v past tense stank [stæŋk] past participle stunk [stʌŋk]
[: Old English; Origin: stincan]
1.) to have a strong and very unpleasant smell
It stinks in here!
stink of
His breath stank of alcohol.
The toilets stank to high heaven (=stank very much) .
2.) [i]spoken used to say that something is bad, unfair, dishonest etc
Don't eat there - the food stinks!
The whole justice system stinks.
stink out [stink sth<=>out] phr v
to fill a place with a very unpleasant smell
Those onions are stinking the whole house out.
stink 2
stink2 n [C usually singular]
1.) a very bad smell
= ↑stench stink of
the stink of burning rubber
2.) cause/kick up/make etc a stink
to complain very strongly
Activists have raised a stink about the shipments of nuclear waste.
3.) work/run/go like stink
BrE old-fashioned to work etc as fast and as well as you can
We had to work like stink to meet the deadline.

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