HyperDic: smother

English > 7 senses of the word smother:
VERBcontactsmother, surroundenvelop completely
contactsmother, asphyxiate, suffocatedeprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
contactsmother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repressconceal or hide
stativesmotherform an impenetrable cover over
contactsmother, put outdeprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
NOUNstatesmother, clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, weltera confused / confused multitude of things
phenomenonsmothera stifling / stifling cloud of smoke
smother > pronunciation
Soundssmah'dher
Rhymesaltogether ... zither: 43 rhymes with dher...
English > smother: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA confused / confused multitude of things.
Synonymsclutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter
NarrowerrummageA jumble of things to be given away
Broaderdisorderliness, disorderA condition in which things are not in their expected places
Spanishconfusión, desorden, mezcolanza, revoltijo
Catalanbarrejadissa, barrija-barreja, batibull, confusió, mescladissa
English > smother: 7 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningA stifling / stifling cloud of smoke.
Broadersmoke, fumeA cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
English > smother: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningenvelop completely.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe wind storms smother the area with dust and dirt
Example"smother the meat in gravy"
Synonymsurround
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Spanishcercar, circundar, rodear
Catalancircumdar, encerclar, envoltar, rodejar, voltar
English > smother: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningdeprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThey want to smother the prisoners
Example"Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"
Synonymsasphyxiate, suffocate
EntailscoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
BroaderkillCause to die
Similar tosuffocate, stifle, asphyxiateBe asphyxiated
Spanishasfixiar, sofocar
Catalanasfixiar
English > smother: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningconceal or hide.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"smother a yawn"
Synonymsstifle, strangle, muffle, repress
Broaderinhibit, bottle up, suppressControl and refrain from showing
Spanishamortiguar, reprimir
Catalanofegar, reprimir, sufocar
Nounssmotherera person who stifles or smothers or suppresses
English > smother: 7 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningform an impenetrable cover over.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelDust and dirt smother the area
Example"the butter cream smothered the cake"
Broadercover, spread overform a cover over
English > smother: 7 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningdeprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"smother fires"
Synonymput out
EntailscoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Broadersnuff out, extinguishput an end to
Spanishahogar, apagar, asfixiar, extinguir, sofocar
Catalanapagar

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