stink

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈstɪŋk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/stɪŋk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(stingk)

Inflections of 'stink' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
stink
v 3rd person singular
stinking
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
stank
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
stunk
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Nonstandard)
stunk
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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stink

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the stink of [defeat, betrayal]
  2. the stink of the [room, place, dump]
  3. the stink of [urine, sweat, feces]
  4. what is that stink?
  5. where is that stink coming from?
  6. [an awful, a foul, a pungent, a disgusting, an eye-watering] stink
  7. the stink was coming from the [body, other room]
  8. there is a stink coming from the [body]
  9. the stink was unbearable
  10. could not stand the stink anymore
  11. was overpowered by the stink
  12. the stink made her [vomit, wretch]
  13. informal: is always making a big stink (about)
  14. informal: makes a big stink every time (that)
v
  1. [this job, this movie, he] stinks!
  2. [the garbage, her breath] stinks
  3. your [feet, armpits] stink
  4. stinks of [death, smoke, sweat, alcohol, cigarettes, corruption]
  5. stink up the [house, (whole) room, car, place, apartment]
  6. stink the [house] up
  7. stink out the [house, car, room]
  8. stink the [place] out
  9. stinks like [a dog, hell, rotten eggs]
  10. stinks from [sitting out, sitting in the sun, the farm, the workout]
  11. idiom: stinks to high heaven
n as adj
  1. [threw, launched, lit] a stink bomb
  2. a stink bug
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