smother

  • 1 Smother — Smoth er, n. [OE. smorther. See {Smother}, v. t.] 1. Stifling smoke; thick dust. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A state of suppression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Not to keep their suspicions in smother. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. That which smothers or causes …

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  • 3 Smother — Smoth er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Smothered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smothering}.] [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See {Smoor}.] 1. To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent… …

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  • 4 smother — ► VERB 1) suffocate by covering the nose and mouth. 2) extinguish (a fire) by covering it. 3) (smother in/with) cover entirely with. 4) cause to feel trapped and oppressed. 5) suppress (a feeling or action). ► NOUN …

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  • 5 smother — [smuth′ər] vt. [ME smorthren < smorther, dense smoke < base of OE smorian, to suffocate, akin to MLowG smoren, to smoke < var. of IE base * smel > SMELL] 1. a) to keep from getting enough air to breathe; stifle b) to kill in this way; …

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  • 6 Smother — Smoth er, v. i. 1. To be suffocated or stifled. [1913 Webster] 2. To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Smother — est un film américain de Vince DiMeglio sorti en 2007. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Lien externe …

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  • 8 smother — index assuage, extinguish, hamper, inhibit, prohibit, repress, stifle, strangle, subdue …

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  • 9 smother — (v.) c.1200, to suffocate with smoke, from smorthre (n.) dense, suffocating smoke (late 12c.), from stem of O.E. smorian to suffocate, choke, possibly connected to SMOLDER (Cf. smolder). Meaning to kill by suffocation is from 1540s; sense of to… …

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  • 10 smother — vb *suffocate, asphyxiate, stifle, choke, strangle, throttle …

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  • 11 smother — [v] extinguish; cover, hide asphyxiate, choke, collect, compose, conceal, control, cool, cork, douse, envelop, heap, hush up*, inundate, keep back, kill, muffle, overwhelm, quash, quell, quench, rein, repress, restrain, shower, shroud, simmer… …

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  • 12 smother — [[t]smʌ̱ðə(r)[/t]] smothers, smothering, smothered 1) VERB If you smother a fire, you cover it with something in order to put it out. [V n] The girl s parents were also burned as they tried to smother the flames. 2) VERB To smother someone means… …

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  • 13 smother — smoth|er [ˈsmʌðə US ər] v [T] [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: smother thick smoke (12 19 centuries), from Old English smorian to suffocate ] 1.) to completely cover the whole surface of something with something else, often in a way that seems… …

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  • 14 smother — verb 1 (transitive always + adv/prep) smother sth with/in to cover the whole surface of something with something else: smother sth with/in: a delicious sponge cake smothered in chocolate | He smothered her with kisses. 2 smother your… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 smother — smotherable, adj. /smudh euhr/, v.t. 1. to stifle or suffocate, as by smoke or other means of preventing free breathing. 2. to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air. 3. to cover closely or thickly; envelop: to… …

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  • 16 smother — UK [ˈsmʌðə(r)] / US [ˈsmʌðər] verb [transitive] Word forms smother : present tense I/you/we/they smother he/she/it smothers present participle smothering past tense smothered past participle smothered 1) a) to cover someone or something… …

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  • 17 smother — smoth•er [[t]ˈsmʌð ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to stifle or suffocate, as by smoke or other means of preventing free breathing 2) to extinguish or deaden (fire, coals, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air 3) to cover closely or thickly; envelop: to… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 smother — /ˈsmʌðə / (say smudhuh) verb (t) 1. to stifle or suffocate, especially by smoke or by depriving of the air necessary for life. 2. to extinguish or deaden (fire, etc.) by covering so as to exclude air. 3. Also, smother up. to cover closely or… …

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  • 19 smother — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of smorther, from smoren to smother, from Old English smorian to suffocate; akin to Middle Dutch smoren to suffocate Date: 13th century 1. a. thick stifling smoke or smudge b. a state of being stifled …

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  • 20 smother — 1. verb a) To suffocate; stifle; obstruct, more or less completely, the respiration of. b) To extinguish or deaden, as fire, by covering, overlaying, or otherwise excluding the air: as, to smother …

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