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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.”
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Present participle for to comprehensively defeat
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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 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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Present participle for cover someone or something entirely with
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“Luckily, it wasn't smothered in creamy sauce.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to suffocate a person's space as if to coerce them to do something
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Present participle for to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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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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Present participle for bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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The action of inhibiting a process
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The crime of killing by strangling
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The action of suppressing something such as an activity or publication
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Significantly high in temperature
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Adjective
Constructed so as to prevent the passage of water, air, etc.
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