chain–smoke

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verb, transitive + intransitive \ˈchān-ˈsmōk\

Definition of chain–smoke

  1. :  to smoke something, especially cigarettes, continually … the modest kitchen where she sits chain-smoking at a cluttered table. — Mark Binelli He wore steel-rimmed eyeglasses, chain-smoked cigarettes, and behaved like a cross between General Douglas MacArthur and a movie producer's dream of a dynamic newspaperman. — Russell Baker

chain–smoker

play \-ˌsmō-kər\ noun

1890

First Known Use of chain–smoke

1890


CHAIN–SMOKE Defined for English Language Learners

chain–smoke

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verb, transitive + intransitive \ˈchān-ˈsmōk\

Definition of chain–smoke for English Language Learners

  • : to smoke cigarettes continuously one after another

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