reek

reek(
rik
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (stench)
a. el hedor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The reek of the dead deer outside came wafting into the window.El hedor del ciervo muerto que estaba afuera entró por la ventana.
b. el tufo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Sam determined that the mysterious reek in his bedroom was a rotten potato under his mattress.Sam determinó que el tufo misterioso en su cuarto era de una papa podrida bajo su colchón.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to smell bad; often used with "of")
a. apestar
Oh my Lord! Your hockey pads reek! We need to wash those right now.¡Dios mío! ¡Tus protecciones de hockey apestan! Tenemos que lavarlas en este momento.
b. heder
Everyone avoids emptying the grease trap in the kitchen because it reeks so bad.Todo el mundo evita vaciar el colector de grasa de la cocina porque hiede demasiado.
c. oler
When Richard got to the office this morning, he reeked of alcohol.Cuando Richard llegó a la oficina esta mañana, olía a alcohol.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to be reminiscent of)
a. oler
I've looked over the numbers, and this ledger reeks of money laundering.He revisado las cifras y este libro de contabilidad huele al lavado de dinero.
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reek
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el peste f, tufo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (also fig)
a. apestar
reek [riːk]
noun
tufo (m); hedor (m);of a;
intransitive verb
1 (smell)
to reek of sth apestar a algo; he comes home simply reeking (of drink) vuelve a casa que apesta a alcohol; this reeks of treachery esto huele a traición; she reeks with affectation su afectación es inaguantable
2 (smoke) humear; vahear
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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