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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to extinguish (a fire) by covering it
“Extinguish or smother the fire on the drapes with wet towels and water.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to muffle or deaden the sound of
“She screamed into the pillow pulled over her head to smother the sound.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them into doing something
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Present participle for to hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
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Present participle for to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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Present participle for to be stacked or loaded with
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for to criticize (someone or something) harshly
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Present participle for to take the life of (someone)
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The action of inhibiting a process
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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Death due to lack of oxygen
Adjective
High in moisture or humidity, typically from heat
Adjective
Constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc.
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