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smoothadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /smuð/
having a surface or substance that is perfectly regular and has no holes or lumps or areas that rise or fall suddenly: a smooth surface Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. The baby’s skin is so smooth!
happening without any sudden changes, interruption, inconvenience, or difficulty: a smooth ride/flight The bill had a smooth passage through both houses of Congress.
polite, confident, and persuasive, esp. in a way that lacks sincerity: I trust an honest face more than a smooth talker.

smoothverb [T]

 us   /smuð/
  • smooth verb [T] (MAKE EASIER)

to remove difficulties and make something easier to do: We must do more to smooth the country’s path to democratic reform.
  • smooth verb [T] (MAKE REGULAR)

to make something perfectly flat or regular: Use fine sandpaper to smooth the surface before varnishing. She smoothed the wrinkles from her skirt.
(Definition of smooth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"smooth" in British English

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smoothadjective

uk   /smuːð/  us   /smuːð/
  • smooth adjective (REGULAR)

B1 having a surface or consisting of a substance that is perfectly regular and has no holes, lumps, or areas that rise or fall suddenly: a smooth surface/texture/consistency This custard is deliciously smooth and creamy. Mix together the butter and sugar until smooth. The road ahead was flat and smooth. This moisturizer will help to keep your skin smooth.

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smoothness
noun [U] uk   /ˈsmuːð.nəs/  us   /ˈsmuːð.nəs/
The wine possesses a smoothness and balanced depth that is rare. I just love the smoothness of silk.

smoothverb

uk   /smuːð/  us   /smuːð/
(Definition of smooth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"smooth" in Business English

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smoothverb [T]

uk   us   /smuːð/
in statistics, to change very high and very low numbers in a series in order to show the main direction of the series more clearly: We've smoothed these figures so that you can see the overall picture more easily.
(Definition of smooth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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