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Meaning of “smother” - Learner’s Dictionary

smother

verb [T]     /ˈsmʌðər/
KILL
to kill someone by covering their face with something so that they cannot breatheCovering and adding layersMurder and attempted murderKillingKillingMurder and attempted murder
LOVE
to give someone too much love and attention so that they feel they have lost their freedom: I try not to smother him.Loving and in love
PREVENT
to prevent something from happening: I tried to smother my cough.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
FIRE
to make a fire stop burning by covering it with somethingCovering and adding layersStopping fires
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