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smother/ˈsmʌðɚ/verb
smotherssmotheredsmothering
smother
/ˈsmʌðɚ/
verb
smotherssmotheredsmothering
Learner's definition of SMOTHER  
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: to kill (someone) by covering the face so that breathing is not possible
: to cover (something) in order to keep it from growing or spreading — often used figuratively
: to try to keep (something) from happening : to try to stop doing (something)
: to cover (something or someone) thickly or completely
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