reek vs wreak

reek wreak

Definitions

  • 1) A strong unpleasant smell.
  • 2) Vapor; steam; smoke; fume.
  • 3) Chiefly British Smoke or vapor.
  • 4) obsolete A rick.
  • 5) A rick; also, a small bundle of hay.
  • 6) Smoke; vapor; steam; exhalation; fume.
  • 7) figuratively To be evidently associated with something unpleasant.
  • 8) To have or give off a strong, unpleasant smell.
  • 9) archaic (intransitive) To be emitted or exhaled, emanate, as of vapour or perfume.
  • 10) give off smoke, fumes, warm vapour, steam, etc.
  • 11) have an element suggestive (of something)
  • 12) be wet with sweat or blood, as of one's face
  • 13) Chiefly British To smoke, steam, or fume.
  • 14) To give off a strong unpleasant odor.
  • 15) To be pervaded by something unpleasant.
  • 16) To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.

Definitions

  • 1) obsolete Punishment; retribution, revenge.
  • 2) obsolete Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.
  • 3) Punishment.
  • 4) Revenge; vengeance; furious passion; resentment.
  • 5) transitive To cause, inflict or let out, especially if causing harm or injury.
  • 6) archaic To inflict or take vengeance on.
  • 7) cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  • 8) obsolete To reck; to care.
  • 9) To bring about (damage or destruction, for example).
  • 10) To inflict (vengeance or punishment) upon a person.
  • 11) Archaic To take vengeance for; avenge.
  • 12) To give vent to or act upon (one's feelings).
  • 13) To execute in vengeance or passion; to inflict; to hurl or drive.
  • 14) Archaic To revenge; to avenge.

Examples

  • 1) The whole episode simply reeks of hypocrisy.
  • 2) You might be inured to the smell, so ask a blunt friend whether your house reeks of dog.
  • 3) Caitlin O’Toole at News. com.au outlines ten things bosses hate about employees, from big-picture errors like failing to meet deadlines to personal problems such as smelling bad (telling a staff member they reek is never a fun meeting).
  • 4) Having artfully solved a thorny problem a week ago, the government has now embraced a deal whose terms reek of the bailout it was at such pains to avoid.
  • 5) Methinks these terms reek of desuetude which really is a legal term, correct?
  • 6) Every wreath of the reek is a blast of shame upon us!
  • 7) For a hungry cub, fresh from hibernating in its winter den, the reek was a thousand times more interesting than blackberry briars or a pair of woodland strangers.
  • 8) Yet, it is its foul odor, often described as the reek of rotten eggs or hydrogen sulfide, that puts the "skunk" into the creature's name.
  • 9) As Raymond Sokolov, then the Times restaurant critic, put it in 1973, the reek was the whole point.
  • 10) ‘The nurse's office smelled - or rather, reeked - strongly of iodine and disinfectant.’
  • 11) ‘I remember the whole area reeked with the smell of burnt flesh for weeks and weeks after.’
  • 12) ‘What about the seats - some of them reek with manky stinks going back decades.’
  • 13) ‘It's literally falling apart, it's an absolute pigsty, and it just reeks with the smell of rotting beer.’
  • 14) ‘The air reeked with the smell of paint, turpentine, Bull Durham tobacco, and the aromatic Indian herb kinnikinnick.’
  • 15) ‘But now she reeked strongly of alcohol, and I didn't like the idea of that.’
  • 16) ‘The Sasskal's hot breath reeked strongly of raw flesh and stale blood.’
  • 17) ‘The air increasingly reeked with their foul smells making me sick at my stomach, while their shouted threats and rantings made it hard for me to concentrate and slowly began to unnerve me.’
  • 18) ‘Over the iron railings, the murky depths of the Cowgate slithered off towards the Grassmarket, encased on either side by dirty stone tenements that reeked of last night's beer.’
  • 19) ‘The men wore shiny suits and chunky pinky rings and reeked of pomade and cologne.’
  • 20) ‘As I was walking through the city tonight, I passed by a group of kids who absolutely reeked of dope.’
  • 21) ‘I think a lot of this is fuelled by drink or drugs and the man that assaulted me certainly reeked of alcohol.’
  • 22) ‘I dragged my suitcase through the spotless, empty street, which reeked of bleach.’
  • 23) ‘I was already beginning to reek and smell, and they were odors other than the normal scents that the body gave off.’
  • 24) ‘His grey eyes were bloodshot already, and his breath reeked with the signature stench of alcohol.’
  • 25) ‘Her breath reeked with the stench of alcohol.’
  • 26) ‘Police officers said the air inside reeked with the smell of drugs.’
  • 27) ‘I'm convinced dogs can't smell a darn thing unless it absolutely reeks.’
  • 28) ‘Coming as it does in a period when many cash-strapped independent schools face the prospect of mergers or closure, he suggests that the initiative reeks more of marketing than a genuine desire to stimulate debate.’
  • 29) ‘The spin on the Telegraph story is so blatant that it reeks of desperation.’
  • 30) ‘To be honest, the Informix purchase reeks of desperation to me.’
  • 31) ‘When it comes to the humor, Just Married reeks of desperation.’
  • 32) ‘Young is right, of course, on the legal question - it reeks to high heaven of reverse discrimination.’
  • 33) ‘The whole thing positively reeks of teen spirit, and it's marvellous.’
  • 34) ‘Unfortunately, the conservative argument against gay marriage often reeks of hypocrisy.’
  • 35) ‘The mere mention of morality reeks of back-to-basics hypocrisy.’
  • 36) ‘I think this whole thing just reeks of a pathetic lack of willpower.’
  • 37) ‘On a basic level I understand Mr. Lynch's statement but find that it reeks of arrogance.’
  • 38) ‘It is her denunciation of the Back to Basics slogan as ‘evil’ that most strongly reeks of hypocrisy.’
  • 39) ‘Other folks have just been too unprofessional, or reeked of ‘yahoo’ thrill seeker, or just plain ugly racist.’
  • 40) ‘No wonder the Singhalese lawyer was appalled by an approach which reeked of such paternalistic colonialism.’
  • 41) ‘His commanding physique simply reeked of total class.’
  • 42) ‘If true, this reeked of media suppression by government.’
  • 43) ‘That movie - which reeked of the arthouse - was a box-office flop, but DiCaprio is far from sorry he took the part.’
  • 44) ‘His particular brand of late-capitalist pop nihilism combined with his angst-ridden gay teen characters has always reeked of superficiality.’
  • 45) ‘By the time I left for college, my eye-rolling skills were superb, and I had no patience for anything that reeked of mysticism - or of incense.’
  • 46) ‘It was a stirring creation - a two-tone, metallic-blue convertible roadster that reeked of power and dash.’
  • 47) ‘Her shoes are off, and she hopes her feet don't smell - at least not enough so that he can smell them through the reek of drunkenness and cigarettes.’
  • 48) ‘I stumbled into someone's chest and immediately smelled the reek of alcohol.’
  • 49) ‘It's dark in there, and I can smell the reek of alcohol from where I waver on the sidewalk.’
  • 50) ‘The air grew foul, the reek of rotting death made them heave as they picked their way through the mass of tangled bodies.’
  • 51) ‘She could smell the reek of salted fish on his breath and she could see the lice in his beard.’
  • 52) ‘You catch the dry talcum smell of old ladies, which can't quite disguise the reek of stale sweat.’
  • 53) ‘The smell of cooking flesh mingles wretchedly with the reek of voided bowels and bladder.’
  • 54) ‘I thought that the reason for this was the hot summers we've had - in fact the reek emanating from them has always reminded me of the whiffs in towns I've visited when on holiday in hot countries.’
  • 55) ‘Man I hate hospitals, if they're not depressing, they smell like anti-bacteria solvent, the gross part of alcohol, trying to cover up the reek of death and decay.’
  • 56) ‘I suppose I could have pretended to be an investor and had a bit of fun, but the air was already thick with with the reek of manure without me adding to it.’
  • 57) ‘The shelves are packed with all manner of decorating options, and the reek of paint thinner fills the room.’
  • 58) ‘And the reek of dried urine emanating from them was so strong that I almost threw up.’
  • 59) ‘A Millfield Avenue resident living near the beck said: ‘Last night there was a real reek of diesel.’’
  • 60) ‘The reek of moral decay is overpowering and has set in across the rainbow nation.’
  • 61) ‘Several weeks after the main clean-up operation on a heavily-polluted former gasworks site at Heworth was completed, an oily reek still hangs in the air.’
  • 62) ‘There was a reek of disinfectant in the air as some locals were deliberately splashing it over overalls, boots and vehicles just so the finger couldn't be pointed at them.’
  • 63) ‘Like the squirrels in my garden, and the reek of fox which greeted me when I opened my front door this morning, it is a reminder that we live within nature, we do not stand outside of it.’
  • 64) ‘Mortimer's face went red and he leaned forward to glower inches from Croft, the reek of his breath gusting in Croft's face.’
  • 65) ‘The sounds of gentle snoring and the reek of alcohol permeated the room.’
  • 66) ‘Assaulted by the reek of marine detritus, a few hardy souls were taking a determined stroll down to the water, their heads bowed into the wind.’

Examples

  • 1) This gave him licence to get forward and wreak havoc.
  • 2) The day is over when they can stay in our country and wreak havoc.
  • 3) It will spell war or wreak the havoc of one.
  • 4) But what to do when heels wreak havoc on your lower back?
  • 5) Though the tent's wreaking havoc with our lawn.
  • 6) World War Two wreaked havoc on our eating habits.
  • 7) They said that hooligans from the city took advantage of the chaos to wreak havoc.
  • 8) They say that modern mining methods could wreak lasting damage on the countryside.
  • 9) This enabled them to sustain and wind up their anger to wreak the worst vengeance.
  • 10) Who knows if the volcano might once again wreak destruction?
  • 11) The visitors have been disrupted by floods that wreaked havoc in the town.
  • 12) These most beautiful people have not deserved the terrible destruction being wreaked on them.
  • 13) The big freeze has wreaked more havoc around the country.
  • 14) The former depicts a singer aware of the damage wreaked upon his brand by his alter ego.
  • 15) Profit warnings and project delays have wreaked havoc on the share price.
  • 16) He warned that high wind speeds could wreak havoc.
  • 17) The years have wreaked more damage.
  • 18) The consultancy is also alarmed by signs that the credit crunch is set to wreak further serious damage through a prolonged lending drought.
  • 19) And they reckoned he may have been wreaking more havoc in Austria.
  • 20) The basic objective is to wreak damage, and those who claim otherwise jeopardise their credibility.
  • 21) A wolf set to wreak vengeance on an ageless enemy.
  • 22) It has obvious advantages, not least that it is a way of wreaking political vengeance on bankers and financiers.
  • 23) But ironically when the police did turn out during the London riots they were accused of standing by and letting people wreak havoc.
  • 24) Buried alive, she returned to wreak vengeance on him..
  • 25) If they 2005 got in again, the chaos they would wreak on the economy would ensure that it happened all over again.
  • 26) Cold Case has all the train wreak-y elements that Law & Order has that makes it impossible to turn off: A violent crime in the first few minutes?
  • 27) To vote for an opposition party out of pure spite regardless of the train wreak they have made of international and domestic policy is pure absurdity.
  • 28) I have opened my gardens to tourists and they stomp round the manor with glee, yet the cost of repairing the damage they wreak is not even recouped by the fee.
  • 29) What a fucking train wreak piece of dog shit that was.
  • 30) (Of course, I should disclose that I sat through the colossal train wreak that was _Transformers: ROTF_ the night before.
  • 31) Althouse: It is "wreak," not "reak" and certainly not "reek" havoc, in case anyone is puzzling over it
  • 32) I've been briskly informed in a previous comment trail that it's "wreak" havoc and thus also chaos not wreck but other than that, what's not to love about this.
  • 33) "That's a big body that can run around and kind of wreak havoc, and linebackers obviously tackle for a living," Childress said.
  • 34) ‘According to Mary Bryan, the society's chief executive officer, even seemingly small mistakes can wreak huge amounts of damage.’
  • 35) ‘The adverse weather has wreaked havoc with many of the non-national routes and damage has run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.’
  • 36) ‘The Category 5 storm wreaked havoc, doing more than $20 billion in damage and making it by far the costliest hurricane ever in United States history.’
  • 37) ‘Welch justifiably observes that this dredging is a massive and expensive undertaking that will perhaps wreak more environmental damage than leaving the river at rest.’
  • 38) ‘The quake hit at about 7:45 pm on Wednesday, wreaking the worst damage in towns near Thenia, 40 miles east of Algiers, the capital.’
  • 39) ‘They're among the world's tiniest creatures, but they're wreaking enormous damage across northern Australia.’
  • 40) ‘Online lotteries, by their aggressive marketing techniques, had wreaked havoc on many families, especially those of daily-wage earners.’
  • 41) ‘Rains in February wreaked havoc over large areas of the southern region of the North Island, costing millions of dollars and more than 1,000 head of cattle.’
  • 42) ‘The hurricane wreaked terrible damage on the east coast, at Miami and the Florida Keys.’
  • 43) ‘During the next few months, previously unequalled damage was wreaked upon the site.’
  • 44) ‘It is clear both sides are hoping to fight a similar war: swift and based on short, focused operations that will wreak maximum damage in the shortest possible time, with minimum casualties.’
  • 45) ‘The American signal crayfish were introduced in the 1970s to meet the demands of the restaurant trade but have since escaped into the wild to wreak huge damage on local eco-systems.’
  • 46) ‘Residents across county Carlow woke yesterday morning to find roads completely impassable, as drifting snow wreaked havoc on routes across the region.’
  • 47) ‘A firestorm wreaks its terrifying damage on an estate.’
  • 48) ‘Many in the natural sciences think that we are at a threshold of either adapting our living to the constraints of nature or wreaking incredible damage to Earth as we destroy ourselves.’
  • 49) ‘But when the first human settlers, the Maoris, arrived about a thousand years ago, the rats and dogs they brought with them wreaked havoc on the islands' wildlife.’
  • 50) ‘On the heels of the longest bull run in history, last year's down market wreaked havoc at many financial services firms.’
  • 51) ‘It is 1969, and a cloistered block in west Philadelphia is shaken to its core by long kept secrets, betrayal and lies that wreak terrible damage on two families.’
  • 52) ‘Then, by one o'clock, the storm moved off to wreak damage in the north.’
  • 53) ‘It might as well have been a million miles away from Stark's Park, where a strong swirling wind wreaked havoc on any attempts at finesse, and regularly carried players' frustrated words into the stands.’
  • 54) ‘And so, whatever happens, let's hope we're not going to have an administration that is set up to somehow wreak vengeance on the other side.’
  • 55) ‘On such an account, Oakes finds he is not as generously treated in the book as he might like, and consequently wreaks some vengeance.’
  • 56) ‘Thus begins an adventure in which Measle finds friends, braves dangers, wreaks vengeance and discovers a happy ending.’
  • 57) ‘Typically in a robot film, the script eventually calls for the obliging machine to override its software program and run amok, wreaking vengeance on its masters.’
  • 58) ‘I'm not trying to say that these semi-musical melodies bother me, just that they will provide me with the ultimate way to wreak my vengeance upon all of you who disrupt my lectures.’
  • 59) ‘There is, however, an equally strong risk that these responses may be misused and manipulated towards the perceived need to wreak vengeance.’
  • 60) ‘It is blatantly unethical to wreak vengeance upon innocent bystanders.’
  • 61) ‘The scene in which the ruined, now dissolute Robinson finally wreaks vengeance - quite by accident - is unforgettable.’
  • 62) ‘On her release, she promptly drops her virtuous facade, dons the red eye shadow and sets about finding Baek and wreaking her vengeance.’
  • 63) ‘Whoever praised Frederick within the borders of his realm did so from necessity, to evade the indignation of a prince who wreaked stern vengeance upon every foe.’
  • 64) ‘I'd criticized him for showing mercy and compassion where I would have wreaked a devastating vengeance.’
  • 65) ‘Before the fight, Ward made it clear this would be his final bout, so he had every motivation to wreak vengeance on Gatti and end his career a winner.’
  • 66) ‘A natural urge in newly freed countries is to wreak vengeance on, or at least deny continued privileges to, the oppressors of the previous regime.’
  • 67) ‘In the back of his mind, he believes he may corner Laeddis and wreak his vengeance on the man who caused the death of the most important person in his life.’
  • 68) ‘And David O'Brien's father thinks Maria is the ghost of the mythical Dubhana, come back to wreak vengeance on him.’
  • 69) ‘If Brown-Lee decides to wreak vengeance on me for sending him nasty looks across the dinner table, I might need your assistance.’
  • 70) ‘Down I rode from the Black Sea steppe to wreak vengeance on the men of Athens.’
  • 71) ‘It would be a sin to wreak vengeance on the innocent, but it would be a temptation very tough to control.’
  • 72) ‘But instead of wreaking his revenge on her, he falls in love with her.’
  • 73) ‘I think he was embarrassed by being thrown out and sought to wreak revenge.’
  • 74) ‘Harenc wreaked him with a vengeance.’
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