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English definition of “smooth sth away”

smooth sth away

phrasal verb with smooth     /smuːð/ verb
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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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