clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)
a confused multitude of things
a stifling cloud of smoke
"smother the meat in gravy"
smother, asphyxiate, suffocate(verb)
deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
"Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow"; "The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor"
smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repress(verb)
conceal or hide
"smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
form an impenetrable cover over
"the butter cream smothered the cake"
smother, put out(verb)
deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion
to destroy the life of by suffocation; to deprive of the air necessary for life; to cover up closely so as to prevent breathing; to suffocate; as, to smother a child
to affect as by suffocation; to stife; to deprive of air by a thick covering, as of ashes, of smoke, or the like; as, to smother a fire
hence, to repress the action of; to cover from public view; to suppress; to conceal; as, to smother one's displeasure
to be suffocated or stifled
to burn slowly, without sufficient air; to smolder
stifling smoke; thick dust
a state of suppression
Origin: [OE. smotheren; akin to E. smoor. See Smoor.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
smuth′ėr, v.t. to suffocate by excluding the air: to conceal.—v.i. to be suffocated or suppressed: to smoulder.—n. smoke: thick floating dust: state of being smothered: confusion.—ns. Smotherā′tion, suffocation: a sailor's dish of meat buried in potatoes; Smoth′eriness.—adv. Smoth′eringly.—adj. Smoth′ery, tending to smother: stifling. [M. E. smorther—A.S. smorian, to smother; cf. Ger. schmoren, to stew.]
The numerical value of smother in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of smother in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
crime is like a fire you must smother it before it gets out of hand
We are scaling up our action, We must smother this little fire before it gets out of control.
When you want something desperately, you smother the chance for it to come to you. Relax; focus on life as it is in the here and now, then all will come to you before you know it!
My approach, much to the frustration of media, is to bear hug both of them and smother them with love, i believe that gravity will bring both of those candidates down. I think the lion share of their supporters will come to us.
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Translations for smother
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- asfixiarCatalan, Valencian
- ersticken, dämpfen, unterdrückenGerman
- πνίγομαι, καταπνίγω, πνίγωGreek
- reprimir, apagar, sofocarSpanish
- tukahtua, tukehtua, tukehduttaa, tukahduttaa, kyteäFinnish
- ridurre, spegnere, rallentare, soffocare, colmare, reprimere, ricoprire, nascondere, estinguere, affogare, asfissiareItalian
- tāmi, tātāmi, tāmouMāori
- stikken, temperen, uitdovenDutch
- przydusić, dusić, udusić, zdusićPolish
- задушить, тушить, задохнуться, тлеть, задыхаться, душить, потушитьRussian
- kvävas, dämpa, kvävaSwedish
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