stink up
transitive verb Date: 1941 to cause to stink or be filled with a stench

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stink up — verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell • Syn: ↑smell up, ↑stink out • Hypernyms: ↑odorize, ↑odourise, ↑scent • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • stink up the joint — US informal : to perform or play very badly This year the team is really stinking up the joint. • • • Main Entry: ↑joint stink up the joint see ↑joint, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑stink …   Useful english dictionary

  • stink up (something) — 1. to make a place smell unpleasant. Take the garbage out before it stinks up the entire house. 2. to do something very badly. Every time I begin a new job, I worry that I m gonna stink it up, you know? Usage notes: sometimes used to suggest that …   New idioms dictionary

  • stink — [stiŋk] vi. stank or stunk, stunk, stinking [ME stinken < OE stincan, akin to Ger stinken] 1. to give off a strong, unpleasant smell 2. to be very offensive; be hateful or abhorrent 3. Slang to be of low standard or quality; be no good 4 …   English World dictionary

  • stink — stink1 [ stıŋk ] (past tense stank [ stæŋk ] or stunk [ stʌŋk ] ; past participle stunk) verb intransitive INFORMAL 1. ) to smell very unpleasant: This cheese stinks! stink of: The kitchen stank of smoke. it stinks: It really stinks in here. 2. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stink out — verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell • Syn: ↑stink up, ↑smell up • Hypernyms: ↑odorize, ↑odourise, ↑scent • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • stink — Synonyms and related words: BO, bad breath, bad smell, be aromatic, be redolent of, body odor, breathe, emit a smell, exhale, fetidity, fetidness, fetor, foul breath, foul odor, frowst, funk, graveolence, halitosis, malodor, mephitis, miasma,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stink — [n] bad smell fetor, foulness, foul odor, malodor, noisomeness, offensive smell, stench; concepts 599,600 Ant. perfume, sweetness stink [v1] smell badly be offensive, be rotten, funk*, have an odor, offend, reek*, smell up, stink to high heaven*; …   New thesaurus

  • stink — 1 past tense stank, past participle stunk verb (I) 1 to have a strong and very unpleasant smell: That paint stinks! (+ of): The place stank of old fish. | it stinks: It stinks of smoke in here. | stink to high heaven (=stink very much) 2 it… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stink — [[t]stɪ̱ŋk[/t]] stinks, stinking, stank, stunk 1) VERB To stink means to smell extremely unpleasant. We all stank and nobody minded... [V of n] The place stinks of fried onions... [V like …   English dictionary

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