Translation of "smother" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈsmʌð·ər/ us /ˈsmʌð·ər/

to kill someone by covering their face with something so that they cannot breathe


(Translation of “smother” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈsmaðə/

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

asfixiar, ahogar
He smothered his victim by holding a pillow over her face.

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

sofocar, extinguir, apagar
He threw sand on the fire to smother it.

to cover (too) thickly; to overwhelm

When he got home his children smothered him with kisses.

(Translation of “smother” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)