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stink

2 noun
     
stink2 [countable 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

British English old-fashioned to work etc as fast and as well as you can:
We had to work like stink to meet the deadline.
WORD FOCUS: smell WORD FOCUS: smell
good smell: aroma, perfume, fragrance, scent

bad smell: stink, stench, odour British English/odor American English, whiff, pong British English


See also
smell

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