Grammar Patterns

V of n

The 'reek' group

These verbs indicate that something resembles something else or seems to be something. This includes:
    smelling like something else
    tasting like something else
    being similar in some other way
Smell and taste are link verbs (see Chapter 5).
The hall reeked of cigar smoke.
The party's national campaign manifesto for the next general election smacks of desperation.
Every component speaks of attention to detail: from the front crystal glass to the matt silver tabletop support (optional).
The water was refrigerated and tasted of metal.
  • reek
  • smack
  • smell
  • speak
  • stink
  • taste
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