a day during which smokers are encouraged to abstain from smoking as part of a campaign to emphasize the hazards of the practice.
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How to use smokeout in a sentence
They said the SAT will smoke out intelligent students from humble circumstances.Did Needs-Blind Admission Create the College Debt Crisis? | John McWhorter | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One landlord even paid somebody to hurl a Molotov cocktail into an apartment just to smoke out tenants and jack up rents.
I screamed that at him, I was fuming mad, that if I was a cartoon you could actually see me blowing smoke out of my ears.50 Shades of Fall TV: New Girl, Scandal, and More Television Fan Fiction | Amy Zimmerman | October 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Boulder for instance, has an annual smoke-out at the University of Colorado that routinely draws about 15,000 people.
There are, however, some lengths to which Redstone won't resort in trying to smoke out the leakers.
A mushir (marshal) would find it derogatory to his dignity to smoke out of a stem less than two yards in length.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
It was a rather depressed stock-hand, name of Flood, who blew cigarette smoke out over the brow of Writing-Stone that evening.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
To be sure, it is a horrible thing blowing smoke out; but every man needs something to quiet him—as, beating with his feet.'Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
But Amy insisted upon opening one of the windows and so getting more of the smoke out of the long room.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
I laid there, and had a good rest and a smoke out of my pipe, looking away into the sky; not a cloud in it.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for smoke out
to subject to smoke in order to drive out of hiding
to bring into the open; expose to the public: they smoked out the plot
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Other Idioms and Phrases with smokeout
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]
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