reek has definitions from the field of psychology
1
[ verb ] be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

Synonyms

fume

Related terms

exude

2
[ verb ] smell badly and offensively

Synonyms

stink

Examples

"The building reeks of smoke"

Used in print

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

The hedge reeked of coffee dregs thrown against it .

Related terms

smell stink_up stink_up malodor

3
[ verb ] have an element suggestive (of something)

Synonyms

smack

Examples

"his speeches smacked of racism"

Used in print

(Newark Evening News...)

Such tactics reek of totalitarianism !

Related terms

suggest

4
[ verb ] give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.

Examples

"Marshes reeking in the sun"

Related terms

emit

5
[ noun ] (psychology) a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

Related terms

smell niff

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