smother


smother

verb

Definition 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>

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