To daub or smear. In YourDictionary.
See More First Known Use of smother Verb circain the meaning defined at intransitive sense Noun 13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a History and Etymology for smother Noun Middle English, alteration of smorther, from smoren to smother, from Old English smorian to suffocate; akin to Middle Dutch smoren to suffocate Keep scrolling for more. Examples of smother in a Sentence Verb He tried to smother her with a pillow. She smothered the fire with a blanket.
To reduce to a low degree of vigor or activity; suppress or do away with; extinguish ; stifle ; cover up; conceal ; hide : as, the committee's report was smothered. Recent Examples smlther the Web: Verb Bay Area residents woke up Wednesday to a strange, almost apocalyptic orange-red sky that became even more ominous later in the morning as smoke from multiple fires across Northern California continued to smother the area.
And how long will it last? In cookery : to cook in a close dish : as, beefsteak smothered with onions.
To extinguish or deadenas fire, by covering, overlaying, or otherwise excluding the air : as, to smother a fire with ashes. Send us feedback. When a player is dmother the ball, an opponent who is close enough will reach out with his hands and arms to get over the top of it, so the ball hits his hands after leaving the kicker's boot, dribbling away.