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smother

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of SMOTHER

1
to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air <children should never play inside discarded appliances because they could become trapped and smother>
Related Words garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay
2
to refrain from openly showing or uttering <he quickly smothered his inappropriate laughter at the funeral ceremony>
3
to defeat by a large margin <the soccer team smothered their first few opponents in the championships, but lost narrowly in the final round>

April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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