English: stink

English verb 'stink' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to stink
Participle: stunk
Gerund: stinking

Indicative

Present

Istink
youstink
he;she;itstinks
westink
youstink
theystink

Perfect

Ihave stunk
youhave stunk
he;she;ithas stunk
wehave stunk
youhave stunk
theyhave stunk

Past

Istank; stunk
youstank; stunk
he;she;itstank; stunk
westank; stunk
youstank; stunk
theystank; stunk

Pluperfect

Ihad stunk
youhad stunk
he;she;ithad stunk
wehad stunk
youhad stunk
theyhad stunk

Future

Iwill stink
youwill stink
he;she;itwill stink
wewill stink
youwill stink
theywill stink

Future perfect

Iwill have stunk
youwill have stunk
he;she;itwill have stunk
wewill have stunk
youwill have stunk
theywill have stunk

Subjunctive

Present

Istink
youstink
he;she;itstink
westink
youstink
theystink

Perfect

Ihave stunk
youhave stunk
he;she;ithave stunk
wehave stunk
youhave stunk
theyhave stunk

Imperfect

Istank; stunk
youstank; stunk
he;she;itstank; stunk
westank; stunk
youstank; stunk
theystank; stunk

Pluperfect

Ihad stunk
youhad stunk
he;she;ithad stunk
wehad stunk
youhad stunk
theyhad stunk

Conditional

Present

Iwould stink
youwould stink
he;she;itwould stink
wewould stink
youwould stink
theywould stink

Perfect

Iwould have stunk
youwould have stunk
he;she;itwould have stunk
wewould have stunk
youwould have stunk
theywould have stunk

Imperative

youstink
weLet's stink
youstink

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam stinking
youare stinking
he;she;itis stinking
weare stinking
youare stinking
theyare stinking

Perfect

Ihave been stinking
youhave been stinking
he;she;ithas been stinking
wehave been stinking
youhave been stinking
theyhave been stinking

Past

Iwas stinking
youwere stinking
he;she;itwas stinking
wewere stinking
youwere stinking
theywere stinking

Pluperfect

Ihad been stinking
youhad been stinking
he;she;ithad been stinking
wehad been stinking
youhad been stinking
theyhad been stinking

Future

Iwill be stinking
youwill be stinking
he;she;itwill be stinking
wewill be stinking
youwill be stinking
theywill be stinking

Future perfect

Iwill have been stinking
youwill have been stinking
he;she;itwill have been stinking
wewill have been stinking
youwill have been stinking
theywill have been stinking

Conditional

Present

Iwould be stinking
youwould be stinking
he;she;itwould be stinking
wewould be stinking
youwould be stinking
theywould be stinking

Perfect

Iwould have been stinking
youwould have been stinking
he;she;itwould have been stinking
wewould have been stinking
youwould have been stinking
theywould have been stinking

Verbs conjugated like stink

pre-shrink, shrink, sing, spring, stink,

Additional Information

The form where the 'i' in the stem is replaced with 'u' is used in American English.

Phrasal Verbs

Etymology

O.E. stincan "emit a smell of any kind" (class III strong verb; past tense stonc), from W.Gmc. *stenkwanan (cf. O.S. stincan, O.H.G. stinkan, Du. stinken), from the root of stench. O.E. swote stincan "to smell sweet," but offensive sense began O.E. and was primary by c.1250; smell now tends the same way. Fig. meaning "be offensive" is from 1225; meaning "be inept" is recorded from 1924. The noun is attested from c.1300; sense of "extensive fuss" first recorded 1812. Stinking in ref. to "drunk" first attested 1887; stinking rich dates from 1956. To stink to high heaven first recorded 1963. Stinker as a term of abuse (often banteringly) is attested from 1607; earlier stinkard (c.1600).