reek «reek», noun, verb.
1. a strong, unpleasant smell; disagreeable fumes or odor; vapor: »

We noticed the reek of cooking cabbage as we entered the hall.…the pungent reek of camels (Rudyard Kipling).

2. the condition of reeking: »

in a reek of a sweat.

3. Dialect. smoke.
[Old English rēc]
1. a) to send out vapor or a strong, unpleasant smell: »

a reeking pond of stagnant water, to reek with the smell of cooking. She reeked of cheap perfume.

b) Figurative: »

a manner reeking with arrogance, a government reeking with corruption.

2. to be wet with sweat or blood: »

their horses reeking with the speed at which they had ridden (Scott).

1. to dry or coat by smoking, as meat, or molds for steel.
2. to give out strongly or unmistakably: »

His manner reeks arrogance.

[Middle English reken, Old English rēocan. See related etym. at reek, noun. (Cf.reek)]
reek´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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