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The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
A column of black smoke slowly rose above the building.
Exploding rockets sent up clouds of smoke.
I'm just going out for a smoke.
Have a smoke.
Without a scholarship, her dreams of college would go up in smoke.
It would take just one match for this whole place to go up in smoke.
Look, he's a nice guy, but there's no smoke without fire.
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American English version of definition of smoke
a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
the distance from the centre of a circle to its edge, or a straight line from the centre to the edge
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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Definition of smoke from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.