Übersetzung von “smother” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

smother

verb transitivesmother /ˈsmʌðər/
to kill sb by putting sth over their mouth so they cannot breathe
étouffer

She was accused of smothering the baby.
Elle a été accusée d'avoir étouffé le bébé.
to try to stop yourself from doing sth
étouffer , réprimer

attempts to smother their laughter
des tentatives pour réprimer/étouffer leur rire
to put out a fire by covering it
étouffer

a blanket to smother the flames
une couverture pour étouffer les flammes
to protect a child too much
étouffer , trop couver

His mother had always smothered him.
Sa mère l'avait toujours trop couvé / étouffé.

(Übersetzung von “smother” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

smother

verb /ˈsmaðə/

to kill or die from lack of air, caused especially by a thick covering over the mouth and nose; to suffocate

étouffer
He smothered his victim by holding a pillow over her face.

to prevent (a fire) from burning by covering it thickly

étouffer
He threw sand on the fire to smother it.

to cover (too) thickly; to overwhelm

couvrir de
When he got home his children smothered him with kisses.

(Übersetzung von “smother” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)