chain-smoke definition, meaning - what is chain-smoke in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “chain-smoke”

See all translations

chain-smoke

verb [I] uk   /ˈtʃeɪn.sməʊk/  us   /-smoʊk/
to smoke cigarettes one after another: Joan's under a lot of pressure these days - she's been chain-smoking ever since her divorce.
chain-smoker
noun [C] uk   us  
Translations of “chain-smoke”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一支接一支地抽煙…
in Russian курить одну сигарету за другой…
in Turkish hiç aralıksız, durmaksızın sigara içmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一支接一支地抽烟…
in Polish palić nałogowo…
(Definition of chain-smoke from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of chain-smoke?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “chain-smoke” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More