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Reek vs. Wreak

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Reeknoun

A strong unpleasant smell.

Wreakverb

(transitive) To cause, inflict or let out, especially if causing harm or injury.

‘The earthquake wreaked havoc in the city.’; ‘She wreaked her anger on his car.’;

Reeknoun

Vapour; steam; smoke; fume.

Wreakverb

(archaic) To inflict or take vengeance on.

Reeknoun

(Ireland) A hill; a mountain.

Wreakverb

(archaic) To take vengeance for.

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Reekverb

(intransitive) To have or give off a strong, unpleasant smell.

‘You reek of perfume.’; ‘Your fridge reeks of egg.’;

Wreakverb

(intransitive) lang=en

‘This entire article wreaks of desperation to unload the property.’;

Reekverb

To be evidently associated with something unpleasant.

‘The boss appointing his nephew as a director reeks of nepotism.’;

Wreaknoun

Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.

Reekverb

To be emitted or exhaled, emanate, as of vapour or perfume.

Wreaknoun

Punishment; retribution; payback.

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Reekverb

To emit smoke or vapour; to steam.

Wreakverb

To reck; to care.

Reeknoun

A rick.

Wreakverb

To revenge; to avenge.

‘He should wreake him on his foes.’; ‘Another's wrongs to wreak upon thyself.’; ‘Come wreak his loss, whom bootless ye complain.’;

Reeknoun

Vapor; steam; smoke; fume.

‘As hateful to me as the reek of a limekiln.’;

Wreakverb

To execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive; as, to wreak vengeance on an enemy.

‘On me let Death wreak all his rage.’; ‘Now was the time to be avenged on his old enemy, to wreak a grudge of seventeen years.’; ‘But gather all thy powers,And wreak them on the verse that thou dost weave.’;

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Reekverb

To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.

‘Few chimneys reeking you shall espy.’; ‘I found me laidIn balmy sweat, which with his beams the sunSoon dried, and on the reeking moisture fed.’; ‘The coffee rooms reeked with tobacco.’;

Wreaknoun

Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.

Reeknoun

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

Wreakverb

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;

‘I cannot work a miracle’; ‘wreak havoc’; ‘bring comments’; ‘play a joke’; ‘The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area’;

Reekverb

have an element suggestive (of something);

‘his speeches smacked of racism’;

Wreakverb

cause (a large amount of damage or harm)

‘the environmental damage wreaked by ninety years of phosphate mining’; ‘torrential rainstorms wreaked havoc yesterday’;

Reekverb

smell badly and offensively;

‘The building reeks of smoke’;

Wreakverb

inflict (vengeance)

‘they would soon have a chance to wreak their revenge on the enemy’;

Reekverb

be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face

Wreakverb

avenge (someone who has been wronged)

‘grant me some knight to wreak me for my son’;

Reekverb

give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.;

‘Marshes reeking in the sun’;

Reekverb

smell strongly and unpleasantly; stink

‘the yard reeked of wet straw and horse manure’;

Reekverb

be suggestive of something unpleasant or undesirable

‘the speeches reeked of anti-Semitism’;

Reekverb

give off smoke, steam, or fumes

‘while temples crash, and towers in ashes reek’;

Reeknoun

a foul smell

‘the reek of cattle dung’;

Reeknoun

smoke

‘he recovered himself and turned to peer through the reek’;

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