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verb [transitive] smother pronunciation in British English /ˈsmʌðə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysmother
he/she/itsmothers
present participlesmothering
past tensesmothered
past participlesmothered
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  1. 1
    to cover someone or something completely
    The meat was smothered in thick sauce.
    a garden smothered with weeds
    smother someone with kisses: Linda smothered the child with kisses.
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  2. 4
    to express your love for someone too much
    He accused his mother of smothering him as a child.

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