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Present participle for to refrain from openly showing or uttering
“Maybe trying to smother your feelings right now is not the healthiest thing for you.”
Present participle for to defeat by a large margin
“… the soccer team smothered their first few opponents in the championships, but lost narrowly in the final round.”
“Extinguish or smother the fire on the drapes with wet towels and water.”
“I put my hand over her mouth, not hard enough to smother her, but firmly enough to give her the message not to speak.”
Present participle for cover someone or something entirely with
“Luckily, it wasn't smothered in creamy sauce.”
“How I am supposed to suppress my overwhelming urge to smother every guy I become involved with?”
The action of inhibiting a process
The restraint or repression of an idea, activity, or reaction by something more powerful
The crime of killing by strangling
The restraint, prevention, or inhibition of a feeling, quality, etc
Having a notably high temperature
Constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc
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