smoke


Definition: Meaning of, smoke in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / sməʊk /

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smoke smokes
  1. [uncountable] white, grey or black gas that is produced by something burning
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  2. [countable usually singular] an act of smoking a cigarette etc
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  3. (go) up in smoke if something goes up in smoke, it burns so that it is completely destroyed
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  4. (go) up in smoke informal if a plan or some work goes up in smoke, it fails or you cannot continue with it
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  5. [countable] spoken a cigarette or drugs that are smoked
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  6. there's no smoke without fire also where there's smoke there's fire spoken used to say that if something bad is being said about someone, it is probably partly true
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  7. the Smoke British English old-fashioned informal London or any large town or city
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
smoke smoked smoked
Present Participle Third Person Singular
smoking smokes
  1. [intransitive and transitive] to suck or breathe in smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc or to do this regularly as a habit
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  2. [intransitive] if something smokes, it has smoke coming from it
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  3. [transitive] to give fish or meat a special taste by hanging it in smoke
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smoke used in phrases

  • chain-smoke (verb)
    1. to smoke cigarettes one immediately after another
  • gun smoke (noun)
    1. smoke created by the firing of guns
  • holy smoke
    1. used to express surprise
  • prairie smoke (noun)
    1. north American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits
  • smoke alarm (noun)
    1. a piece of electronic equipment which warns you when there is smoke or fire in a building
  • smoke and mirrors (noun)
    1. informal a deceptive or fraudulent explanation or description
  • smoke bomb (noun)
    1. something that lets out clouds of smoke when it is thrown, used especially by police to control crowds
  • smoke bush (noun)
    1. any of several shrubs or shrubby trees of the genus Cotinus
    2. any of various shrubs of the genus Conospermum with panicles of mostly white woolly flowers
  • smoke detector (noun)
    1. a SMOKE ALARM
  • smoke grenade (noun)
    1. a bomb that gives off thick smoke when it explodes; used to make a smoke screen or to mark a position
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smoke used in phrasal verbs

  • smoke out (phrasal verb)
    1. to force a person, animal, or insect to leave the place where they have been hiding by filling it with smoke
    2. to force someone keeping a secret to say who they are or what they have done
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Pronunciation: ˈseɪvɪŋz baŋk trʌst
Parts of Speech: noun
a savings account deposited by someone who makes themselves the trustee for a beneficiary and who controls it during their lifetime; afterward the balance is payable to the previously named beneficiary