The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: rieken

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Entry definition

rieken etymology From Middle Dutch rieken, from odt riekan, from Proto-Germanic *reukaną. Compare English reek, German riechen, Danish ryge. See also the doublet ruiken. pronunciation
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  1. (formal) to stink
  2. (Belgium, informal) to smell (i.e. to produce, give off a smell)
  3. (Belgium, informal) to smell (i.e. to sense a smell)
Synonyms: ruiken
  • inkeer, kieren, reiken

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