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Word: smother

Definition: kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers


Sentences Containing 'smother'

Hearing O'Shane's screams, school principal Michael Aitken rushed out of his office and proceeded to smother the flames with his shirt and hands.
Meanwhile, Smother Magazine wrote, "The Boxing Lesson are an indie rock band on a mission to the moon."
The fire lasted about 2 days, even with efforts from firemen to try and smother the flames.
We throw a blanket over burning material to smother the fire: to keep oxygen away from it.

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