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To refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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“Maybe trying to smother your feelings right now is not the healthiest thing for you.”
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To comprehensively defeat
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To extinguish (a fire) by covering it
“Extinguish or smother the fire on the drapes with wet towels and water.”
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To kill (someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate
“I put my hand over her mouth, not hard enough to smother her, but firmly enough to give her the message not to speak.”
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Cover someone or something entirely with
“Luckily, it wasn't smothered in creamy sauce.”
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To make (someone) feel trapped and oppressed by acting in an overly protective manner towards them
“How I am supposed to suppress my overwhelming urge to smother every guy I become involved with?”
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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To be stacked or loaded with
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To put down or control by cruelty or force
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To criticize (someone or something) harshly
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To take the life of (someone)
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Bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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A slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
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