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Stink vs. Funk

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Stinkverb

(intransitive) To have a strong bad smell.

Funknoun

(countable) Foul or unpleasant smell, especially body odor.

Stinkverb

To be greatly inferior; to perform badly.

‘That movie stinks. I didn't even stay for the end.’;

Funknoun

(uncountable) A style of music derived from 1960s soul music, with elements of rock and other styles, characterized by a prominent bass guitar, dance-friendly sound, a strong emphasis on the one, and much syncopation.

Stinkverb

(intransitive) To give an impression of dishonesty or untruth.

‘Something stinks about the politician's excuses.’;

Funknoun

(obsolete) Spark.

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Stinkverb

(transitive) To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

Funknoun

(obsolete) Touchwood, punk, tinder.

Stinknoun

A strong bad smell.

Funknoun

(countable) Mental depression.

Stinknoun

(informal) A complaint or objection.

‘If you don't make a stink about the problem, nothing will be done.’;

Funknoun

(uncountable) A state of fear or panic, especially cowardly.

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Stinkadjective

Bad; inferior; worthless.

‘The concert was stink. / That was a stink concert.’;

Funknoun

(countable) One who fears or panics; a coward.

Stinkadjective

Bad-smelling, stinky.

Funkverb

(intransitive) To emit an offensive smell; to stink.

Stinkverb

To emit a strong, offensive smell; to send out a disgusting odor.

Funkverb

(transitive) To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.

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Stinkverb

To cause to stink; to affect by a stink.

Funkverb

(ambitransitive) To shrink from, or avoid something because of fear.

Stinknoun

A strong, offensive smell; a disgusting odor; a stench.

Funkverb

(transitive) To frighten; to cause to flinch.

Stinknoun

a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

Funknoun

An offensive smell; a stench.

Stinkverb

be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance;

‘This term paper stinks!’;

Funknoun

One who funks; a shirk; a coward.

Stinkverb

smell badly and offensively;

‘The building reeks of smoke’;

Funknoun

a state of fear.

Funknoun

a mildly depressed state of mind; - often used in the phrase blue funk.

Funknoun

an earthy, seemingly unsophisticated style of jazz music having elements of black American blues and gospel.

Funknoun

A shrinking back through fear.

Funkverb

To envelop with an offensive smell or smoke.

Funkverb

To funk at; to flinch at; to shrink from (a thing or person); as, to funk a task.

Funkverb

To frighten; to cause to flinch.

Funkverb

To emit an offensive smell; to stink.

Funkverb

To be frightened, and shrink back; to flinch; as, to funk at the edge of a precipice.

‘To funk right out o' political strife.’;

Funknoun

a state of nervous depression;

‘he was in a funk’;

Funknoun

United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)

Funkverb

draw back, as with fear or pain;

‘she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf’;

Funknoun

a state of great fear or panic

‘are you in a blue funk about running out of things to say?’;

Funknoun

a state of depression

‘I sat absorbed in my own blue funk’;

Funknoun

a coward

‘I sit shuddering, too much of a funk to fight’;

Funknoun

a style of popular dance music of US black origin, based on elements of blues and soul and having a strong rhythm that typically accentuates the first beat in the bar

‘a mixture of punk and funk’; ‘a funk bass line’;

Funknoun

a strong musty smell of sweat or tobacco

‘he prowled his office trailing the telltale odour of funk’; ‘our sweat mingles, but the funk makes my stomach dizzy’;

Funkverb

avoid (something) out of fear

‘I could have seen him this morning but I funked it’;

Funkverb

give music elements of funk

‘we're bringing back the old Motown sound and funking it up’; ‘funked-up songs’;

Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). It de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bassline played by an electric bassist and a drum part played by a percussionist, often at slower tempos than other popular music.

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