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  1. smoke
    IPA[smōk]
  2. noun

    • 1. a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance:

      bonfire smoke
    • 2. an act of smoking tobacco:

      I'm dying for a smoke
    • 3. a cigarette or cigar:

      you're going to buy some smokes of your own

    verb

    • 1. emit smoke or visible vapor:

      heat the oil until it just smokes
      Synonym : smolder, emit smoke, emit fumes, reek
    • 2. suck on the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. so as to inhale and exhale the smoke produced by the burning tobacco into the mouth:

      she was sitting at the kitchen table smoking he smoked forty cigarettes a day
      Synonym : puff on, draw on, pull on, inhale, light up, take a drag of, drag on
    • 3. inhale and exhale the smoke produced by burning (a narcotic drug):

      a year later she began smoking heroin
    • 4. treat, fumigate, or cleanse by exposure to smoke.

    • 5. cure or preserve (food, especially meat or fish) by exposure to smoke:

      their salmon and trout are smoked over peat and hand-sliced
      Synonym : cure, preserve, dry
    • 6. subdue (insects, especially bees) by exposing them to smoke:

      traditionally, the beekeeper must smoke the bees to calm them
    • 7. drive someone or something out of a place by using smoke:

      we will fire the roof and smoke him out
    • 8. force someone to make something known:

      as the press smokes him out on other human rights issues, he will be revealed as a social conservative
    • 9. kill (someone) by shooting:

      they gotta go smoke this person
    • 10. defeat overwhelmingly in a fight or contest:

      I got smoked in that fight
    • 11. make fun of (someone):

      we baited her and smoked her
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: smoke, plural noun: smokes

    • v.: verb: smoke, 3rd person present: smokes, gerund or present participle: smoking, past tense: smoked, past participle: smoked

    • noun

      a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in air, typically one emitted from a burning substance:

      an act of smoking tobacco:

    • verb

      emit smoke or visible vapour:

      suck on the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. so as to inhale and exhale the smoke produced by the burning tobacco into the mouth:

    • noun

      the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco by sucking on the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.:
    • adjective

      emitting smoke or visible vapor:

      lively and exciting:

    • adjective

      (of food, especially meat or fish) cured or preserved by exposure to smoke:

      (of glass) treated in such a way as to darken it:

    • noun

      the action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco by sucking on the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.:
    • adjective

      emitting smoke or visible vapour:

      lively and exciting:

    • adjective

      (of food, especially meat or fish) cured or preserved by exposure to smoke:

      (of glass) treated in such a way as to darken it:

    • adjective

      without smoke:

      where smoking is not permitted:

    • noun

      a column of smoke used as a way of conveying a message to a distant person.

      an indication of someone's intentions or views:

    • noun

      a cloud of smoke created to conceal military operations:

      a ruse designed to disguise someone's real intentions or activities:

    • verb

      cure (meat or fish) by exposing it to smoke.
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