—v.i. 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.
—v.t. 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.
—n. 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.