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 Synonyms of smother choke, stifle, strangle, suffocate Words Related to smother garrote (or garotte), throttle; asphyxiate; drown; croak [slang], destroy, dispatch, do in, fell, slay Near Antonyms of smother breathe, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire; resuscitate, revive
2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering he quickly smothered his inappropriate laughter at the funeral ceremony Synonyms of smother choke (back), hold back, pocket, repress, sink, suppress, stifle, strangle, submerge, swallowWords Related to smother control, govern, manage; bridle, check, curb, quash, quell; bottle up, contain; muffle, squelchNear Antonyms of smother express, loose, release, take out, unleash, vent
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 Synonyms of smother annihilate, blow away, bomb, bury, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], whip, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupWords Related to smother sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter
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