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
British Dictionary definitions for smoke out (1 of 3)
verb (tr, adverb)
British Dictionary definitions for smoke out (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for smoke out (3 of 3)
- 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
Science definitions for smoke out
Idioms and Phrases with smoke out (1 of 2)
Expose, reveal, bring to public view, as in Reporters thrive on smoking out a scandal. This expression alludes to driving a person or animal out of a hiding place by filling it with smoke. [Late 1500s]
Idioms and Phrases with smoke out (2 of 2)
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)