smothering

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present participle of smother
causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat; "the choking June dust"; "the smothering soft voices"; "smothering heat"; "the room was suffocating--hot and airless
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To get in the way of a kick of the ball, preventing it going very far. When a player is kicking the ball, an opponent who is close enough will reach out with his hands and arms to get over the top of it, so the ball hits his hands after leaving the kicker's boot, dribbling away
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To reduce to a low degree of vigor or activity; suppress or do away with; extinguish; stifle; cover up; conceal; hide: as, the committee's report was smothered
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Figuratively: to perish, grow feeble, or decline, by suppression or concealment; be stifled; be suppressed or concealed
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To be suffocated
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In cookery: to cook in a close dish: as, beefsteak smothered with onions
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The act of smothering a kick (see above)
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To daub or smear
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The state of being stifled; suppression
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To suffocate; stifle; obstruct, more or less completely, the respiration of
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To breathe with great difficulty by reason of smoke, dust, close covering or wrapping, or the like
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{n} a smoke, thick dust, suppression
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{v} to suffocate, suppress
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If you smother someone, you show your love for them too much and protect them too much. She loved her own children, almost smothering them with love
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To smother someone means to kill them by covering their face with something so that they cannot breathe. A father was secretly filmed as he tried to smother his six-week-old son in hospital. = suffocate
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A state of suppression
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{f} suffocate, kill by depriving of oxygen; extinguish, put out by covering (of a fire); completely cover; suppress, stifle; overwhelm
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To affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire
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deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires"
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To reduce to a low degree of vigor or activity; suppress or do away with; extinguish; stifle; cover up; conceal; hide: as, the committees report was smothered
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envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy"
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conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
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deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
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Things that smother something cover it completely. Once the shrubs begin to smother the little plants, we have to move them
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To extinguish or deaden, as fire, by covering, overlaying, or otherwise excluding the air: as, to smother a fire with ashes
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a confused multitude of things
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a shot that either doesn't leave the ground or flies very lowly because the clubface contacted the ball in a position that was much to closed and hooded (delofted) Example: Karen smothered her tee shot by rolling the clubface closed
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Cook slowly in covered pot or skillet with a little liquid added to sautéed mixture
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a stifling cloud of smoke conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn" envelop completely; "smother the meat in gravy" deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion; "smother fires" deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing; "Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor" form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake
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To be suffocated or stifled
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To hit a ball with a closed clubface
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To jump in front of the player with the ball just before (or as) he kicks it, so that the ball is not forwarded
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Stifling smoke; thick dust
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That which smothers or appears to smother, in any sense
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a stifling cloud of smoke conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
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To get in the way of a kick of the ball, preventing it going very far. When a player is kicking the ball, an opponent who is close enough will reach out with his hands and arms to get over the top of it, so the ball hits his hands after leaving the kickers boot, dribbling away
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form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake
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Of a fire: to burn very slowly for want of air; smolder
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Hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure
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form an impenetrable cover over; "the butter cream smothered the cake"
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That which smothers or causes a sensation of smothering, as smoke, fog, the foam of the sea, a confused multitude of things
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a shot that either doesn't leave the ground or flies very low because the clubface contacted the ball in a position that was much to closed Example: "Karen smothered her tee shot as she rolled the clubface closed "
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If you smother an emotion or a reaction, you control it so that people do not notice it. She summoned up all her pity for him, to smother her self-pity. smothered giggles. = stifle
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{i} something which smothers, something which suffocates, something which deprives of oxygen (i.e. thick smoke, cloud of dust, etc.); something which obscures or hides
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If you smother a fire, you cover it with something in order to put it out. The girl's parents were also burned as they tried to smother the flames
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If an activity or process is smothered, it is prevented from continuing or developing. Intellectual life in France was smothered by the occupation The debts of both Poland and Hungary are beginning to smother the reform process. = stifle
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a stifling cloud of smoke
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To burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder
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To destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child
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