[no obj] 1 : to have a very strong and unpleasant smell
▪ The garbage reeks. [=stinks] — often + of ▪ The room reeked of smoke.2 usually disapproving — used to say that it is very obvious that someone or something has a lot of a specified thing — usually + of ▪ a neighborhood that reeks of poverty [=a neighborhood in which everyone is clearly very poor] ▪ She reeks of money. [=she dresses, acts, etc., in a way that shows that she has a lot of money]
▪ The garbage reeks. [=stinks] — often + of ▪ The room reeked of smoke.