Complete Definition of "stink"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|stÄ­ngk, IPA|/stɪÅk/, SAMPA|/stINk/
audio|en-us-stink.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÅk|-ɪÅk

Etymology
Old English stincan

Verb
en-verb|stinks|stinking|stank|stunk

  1. intransitive To have a strong bad smell.
  2. intransitive (informal) To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.

#:That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.

  1. intransitive To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.

#:Something stinks about the politician's excuses.

Synonyms
i-c|have a strong bad smell pong, reek
i-c|be greatly inferior suck
i-c|give an impression of dishonesty or untruth be fishy

Translations
trans-top|have a strong bad smell
Crimean Tatar: sasımak
Dutch: stinken
Finnish: haista
French: puer
German: stinken
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Hawaiian: hauna
Italian: puzzare
Portuguese: feder
Russian: вонÑÑÑ (von'át')
Swedish: stinka
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trans-top|informal: be greatly inferior
Finnish: haista
German: stinken
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Swedish: vara urusel
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trans-top|give an impression of dishonesty or untruth
Dutch: stinken
Finnish: haista
German: stinken
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Swedish: stinka
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ttbc|Catalan: fer pudor, pudir
ttbc|Indonesian: bau|berbau, amis, sengat|menyengat, sengat|menyengat hidung
ttbc|Interlingua: puter
ttbc|Japanese: è­ã (ã«ãã, niou), è­ã (ããã, kusai)
ttbc|Romanian: pute
ttbc|Spanish: apestar (1), oler a podrido (3)

Noun
en-noun

  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.

  1. (in plural stinks; slang) Chemistry (as a subject taught in school)
  2. slang (New Zeland) A failure or unfortunate event.

#:The concert was stink.

Synonyms
i-c|strong bad smell fetor, odour/odor, pong, reek, smell, stench
i-c|informal: complaint or objection
i-c|slang: chemistry

Translations
trans-top|strong bad smell
Crimean Tatar: sasık
Dutch: stank m
Finnish: löyhkä, haju
French: puanteur f, mauvaise odeur f
German: Gestank m
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Italian: puzza f
Portuguese: fedor m
Russian: Ð²Ð¾Ð½Ñ (von') f
Spanish: tufo m
Swedish: stank#Swedish|stank
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informal: complaint or objection
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slang: chemistry
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ttbc|Catalan: pudor, mala olor#Catalan|olor
ttbc|Interlingua: fetor#Interlingua|fetor
ttbc|Romanian: miros urât
ttbc|Spanish: hedor, mal olor#Spanish|olor

Derived terms
kick up a stink
stinkbomb
stinker
stink machine<!-- (rare)-->
stinky

Category:English irregular verbs
Category:Smell


Swedish

Verb
stink

  1. imperative of stinka

el:stink
fr:stink
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hu:stink
pl:stink
ru:stink
sv:stink
te:stink
vi:stink
uk:stink

Revision and Credits for"stink"
  • 2007-10-14 19:43 - Connel MacKenzie - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/67.187.100.209|67.187.100.209]] ([[User_talk:67.187.100.209|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Interwicket|Interwicket]]

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