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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old English stincan.

Verb

Infinitive
to stink

Third person singular
stinks

Simple past
stank

Past participle
stunk

Present participle
stinking

to stink (third-person singular simple present stinks, present participle stinking, simple past stank, past participle stunk)
  1. (intransitive) To have a strong bad smell.
  2. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.
    That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.
  3. (intransitive) To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.
    Something stinks about the politician's excuses.

Synonyms

  • (have a strong bad smell): pong, reek
  • (be greatly inferior): suck
  • (give an impression of dishonesty or untruth): be fishy

Translations

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Noun

Singular
stink

Plural
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  1. A strong bad smell.
  2. (informal) A complaint or objection.
    If you don't make a stink about the problem, nothing will be done.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) chemistry (as a subject taught in school)
  4. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A failure or unfortunate event.
    The concert was stink.

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Swedish

Verb

stink

  1. Imperative of of stinka.

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