verb (used without object), smoked, smok·ing.
- to flee.
- to abscond.
verb (used with object), smoked, smok·ing.
- to drive from a refuge by means of smoke.
- to force into public view or knowledge; reveal: to smoke out the leaders of the spy ring.
Origin of smoke
Related formssmoke·like, adjectivean·ti·smoke, adjective, nounun·smoked, adjectiveun·smok·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for smoke
When it comes to the increasing number of rape allegations leveled at Bill Cosby, the smoke is becoming impenetrable.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At least it keeps the mosquitoes away,” one of my table-mates said, as we watched the swooshes of smoke waft into the Havana sky.
Perhaps the guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities will finally be allowed to smoke cubans, too.
She was separated from her colleagues after they were overcome by smoke and heat and ordered to withdraw.
Perhaps the smoke of all the early season buzz really did get in the Hollywood Foreign Press's eyes.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The music, the lights, the haze of smoke and the scent of food were depressing.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
But at this moment noise and smoke seemed to burst out on every side; the officer shouted to him to sound Retire!Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry
Could he reverse the steering-gear in all that flame and smoke?Egholm and his God|Johannes Buchholtz
He was calmly reading a newspaper and having a morning smoke, until it should be time to go out.Mr. Isaacs|F. Marion Crawford
Both were unhurt, though half stifled by smoke, and greatly alarmed.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for smoke (1 of 2)
- the act of smoking tobacco or other substances, esp in a pipe or as a cigarette or cigar
- the duration of smoking such substances
- a cigarette or cigar
- a substance for smoking, such as pipe tobacco or marijuana
- to come to nothing
- to burn up vigorously
- to flare up in anger
- to draw in on (a burning cigarette, etc) and exhale the smoke
- to use tobacco for smoking
Derived Formssmokable or smokeable, adjective
Word Origin for smoke
British Dictionary definitions for smoke (2 of 2)
Science definitions for smoke
Idioms and Phrases with smoke
In addition to the idiom beginning with smoke
- smoke out
- chain smoker
- go up in flames (smoke)
- holy cow (smoke)
- no smoke without fire
- watch one's dust (smoke)