What does the word reek mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To smoke; emit vapor.

Usage examples for reek

  1. She comprehended there was something in life beyond breeding geese, and cleaning turnips, and bringing the furze- reek home; something that was not for her, because she was too much of a man to be a woman. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. You know piles of fellows who must reek with matter; help! – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  3. He was back in a moment, and I smelt a strong reek of brandy as he passed me. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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