If something smells bad, it stinks. This popular word is an irregular verb:
stank or stunk
- What stinks?
- This stinks!
- My dog stinks. She needs a bath.
- Rotten food stinks.
- I put some leftover fish in the microwave and it stunk up the entire house. (Notice that "up" often appears after "stink.")
- Something in the backseat is stinking up the entire car.
- John used the bathroom and stunk it up so badly that no one could go in there.
- Something stinks in the garage. I think it’s a dead animal.
- Cat urine really stinks.
You can also use "stink" to talk about a bad situation, a thing, or a person’s abilties:
- Our basketball team stinks.
- He’s not a very good guitarist. In fact, he really stinks on guitar.
- The new rules we have at work stink.
- Wow, that movie really stunk.
- My German stinks. I have to practice more.
The word "stinky" is an adjective:
- Throw that stinky thing in the garbage!
- This cheese is really stinky, but it tastes good.
- Gabriel hasn’t bathed in three days, and now he’s really stinky.
- There’s something stinky in my garage.
It is possible to use "stink" as a noun:
- What’s that stink?
- The cat peed on the carpet, but we couldn’t get the stink out of it, so we needed to throw it away.
- There’s an odd stink in the air. What is that?
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January 30, 2020