smooth - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlesmoothing
past tensesmoothed
past participlesmoothed
  1. 1
    to move your hand across the surface of something until it is flat and even
    smooth down/out:

    Frances sat smoothing her skirt down over her knees.

    smooth back:

    Seeing her, he quickly smoothed back his hair.

    1. a.
      to use a tool or special paper to make the surface of something very flat and even
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  2. 2
    to carefully spread a substance over a surface

    Anne gently smoothed cream into the baby’s skin.

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phrasal verbs