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stink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstinkstink1 /stɪŋk/ ●●○ verb (past tense stank /stæŋk/, past participle stunk /stʌŋk/) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SMELLto 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 spoken used to say that something is bad, unfair, dishonest etc 🔊 Don’t eat there – the food stinks! 🔊 The whole justice system stinks. stink something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stinkHer room is filthy, and it stinks.The fish Cassius returned home with lay in a plastic basin in the kitchen, spoiled and stinking.How can you eat that cheese? It stinks.Your shoes stink.But area teenagers said Wednesday that the provisions stink.Conveyancing is a reactionary adversarial system-and in the main it stinks.Boys with wicker baskets full of bricks and masonry hurry past; the streets stink and run with mud and excrement.His clothes stank of cigarette smoke.The woman stank of neglect, her clothes were torn and filthy, and tears had made twin furrows down her face.You boys stink to high heaven - go inside and take a shower.But the move, though it stinks, was legal.stink ofthe stink of burning rubberIt stinks of smoke in here.His apartment stank of stale beer.
stinkstink2 noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 1 SMELLa very bad smell syn stenchstink of 🔊 the stink of burning rubbersee thesaurus at smell2 cause/kick up/make etc a stink3 work/run/go like stink
Examples from the Corpus
stinkEmitting a stink that would have made a Tyryttiaki swamp mist seem fragrant.You really do have to make a stink.I raised a stink about it and got my seat back, but it was a Pyrrhic victory.She crept down toward the stink of blood.It was the stink of suffering.The stink from the drains is almost unbearable in summer.The stink of burning rubber permeated the hot summer air.The stink of gasoline filled the air and the Prophet's eyes widened in shocked disbelief.
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Verb table
stink
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystink
he, she, itstinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystankstunk
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stunk
he, she, ithas stunk
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stunk
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stink
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stunk
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stinking
he, she, itis stinking
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you, we, theyare stinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas stinking
you, we, theywere stinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stinking
he, she, ithas been stinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stinking
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