Scomfish Scom"fish (sk[o^]m"f[i^]sh or sk[u^]m"-), v. t. & i. To suffocate or stifle; to smother. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • scomfish — /skumˈfish/ (Scot) transitive verb 1. To stifle 2. To disgust ORIGIN: From discomfish, a by form of ↑discomfit, from the stem appearing in the Fr prp …   Useful english dictionary

  • scomfish — Cleveland Dialect List (chiefly used in the passive) to put to sore inconvenience or to oppress with heat or smoke; to half suffocate or choke …   English dialects glossary

  • scumfish — ˈskəm fish transitive verb Etymology: by shortening & alteration from discomfit (I) dialect Britain : to overpower especially by suffocation * * * scumfish same as ↑scomfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • sconfice — obs. form of scomfish v. dial …   Useful english dictionary

  • scunfest — obs. f. pa. pple. of scomfish v. dial …   Useful english dictionary

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