smack of

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From smack (taste)

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

smack of (third-person singular simple present smacks of, present participle smacking of, simple past and past participle smacked of)

  1. (transitive, idiomatic) To seem like; to appear or give an impression or feeling of; to arouse suspicion of.
    This smacks of dishonesty, but I can't say why.

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