Pronunciation: (stingk), [key]
—v., stank or, often, stunk; stunk; stink•ing;
1. to emit a strong offensive smell.
2. to be offensive to honesty or propriety; to be in extremely bad repute or disfavor.
3. Informal.to be disgustingly inferior: That book stinks.
4. Slang.to have a large quantity of something (usually fol. by of or with): They stink of money. She stinks with jewelry.
1. to cause to stink or be otherwise offensive (often fol. by up): an amateurish performance that really stank up the stage.
2. stink out,to repel or drive out by means of a highly offensive smell.
1. a strong offensive smell; stench.
2. Informal.an unpleasant fuss; scandal: There was a big stink about his accepting a bribe.
3. stinks, (used with a sing. v.) Brit. Slang.chemistry as a course of study.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.