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smother

zelfstandig naamwoord

1 smother

A confused multitude of things.

synoniemen: clutter, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, welter.

Nederlands: jungle, oerwoud, rommel, rotzooi



2 smother

A stifling cloud of smoke.

Nederlands: smook, walm

werkwoord

1 smother

Envelop completely:
— Smother the meat in gravy.

synoniem: surround.

Nederlands: stikken

2 smother

Deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing:
— Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow.

synoniemen: asphyxiate, suffocate.

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... meer laten zien

3 smother

Suppress in order to conceal or hide:
— Smother a yawn.

synoniemen: muffle, repress, stifle, strangle.

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... meer laten zien

Roget 581: keep silence etc. 585; speak low, speak softly; whisper etc. (faintness) 405.    silence; render mute, render silent; muzzle, muffle, ... meer laten zien

Roget 751: restrain, check; put under restraint, lay under restraint; enthral, enthrall, inthral, inthrall, bethral, bethrall; restrict; debar etc. ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: temperen

4 smother

Form an impenetrable cover over.

5 smother

Deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion:
— Smother fires.

synoniem: put out.

Roget 388a: go out, die out, burn out; fizzle.    extinguish; damp, slack, quench, smother; put out, stamp out; douse, snuff, ... meer laten zien


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: OD, abate, allay, alleviate, asphyxiate, assuage, attemper, bake, bank the fire, be in heat, be killed, beat, black out, blanket, blaze, bloom, blow out, blunt, boil, bottle up ... meer laten zien.

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