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To cover someone or something entirely with
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Smother the icing over the top of the cake, then finish with orange zest.”
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To suffocate someone by covering their nose and mouth
“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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To surround or envelop something or someone, especially tightly
“How I am supposed to suppress my overwhelming urge to smother every guy I become involved with?”
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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 reduce the strength or intensity of
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“The ruling party also tried to reconcile various disaffected sectional groups of the society in order to smother the intensity of opposition's campaign.”
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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 to do.”
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To hamper or hinder the development or activity of
“Ultimately, this can only reduce the growth of the internal market and thus smother the growth of the economy.”
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To muffle or deaden the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to smother the sound.”
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To comprehensively defeat
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“The Rams were swift on the counter and remorseless in the way they attempted to smother their opponents.”
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To suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them into doing something
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To bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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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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A slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles
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