- n. 臭味；讨厌的人
- vi. 发出臭味；招人讨厌
- vt. 使发出臭气；用臭味驱赶
来自 stench 动词形式。拼写比较 bank,bench.
- stink: [OE] Stink comes from a prehistoric West Germanic *stingkwan, which also produced German and Dutch stinken. Another form of the base, *stengkw-, gave English stench [OE]. Its ancestral meaning is probably simply ‘smell’, but it early on became specialized to ‘smell bad’.
- stink (v.)
- Old English stincan "emit a smell of any kind; exhale; rise (of dust, vapor, etc.)" (class III strong verb; past tense stanc, past participle stuncen), common West Germanic (cognates: Old Saxon stincan, West Frisian stjonke, Old High German stinkan, Dutch stinken), from the root of stench. Old English had swote stincan "to smell sweet," but offensive sense also was in Old English and predominated by mid-13c.; smell now tends the same way. Figurative meaning "be offensive" is from early 13c.; meaning "be inept" is recorded from 1924. To stink to high heaven first recorded 1963.
- stink (n.)
- mid-13c., "strong offensive odor," from stink (v.). Sense of "extensive fuss" first recorded 1812.
- 1. He was aware of the stink of stale beer on his breath.
- 2. The tabloid press kicked up a stink about his seven-day visit.
- 3. I think their methods stink.
- 4. The stink was fit to knock you down.
- 5. The stink was overpowering.
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