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English definition of “smooth sth away”

smooth sth away

verb uk phrasal verb with smooth   /smuːð/ us  
to remove the difficulties from something: My mother was always there to smooth away my fears.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
(Definition of smooth sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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