- to flee.
- to abscond.
- 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.
Idioms about smoke
Origin of smoke
OTHER WORDS FROM smokesmokelike, adjectivean·ti·smoke, adjective, nounun·smoked, adjectiveun·smok·ing, adjective
Words nearby smoke
How to use smoke in a sentence
The 491,000-acre August Complex Fire is now the largest blaze in state history, and statewide, a total of more than 3 million acres have gone up in smoke, a record area for a single year.“Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires|Umair Irfan|September 11, 2020|Vox
I am constantly wondering if the tightness in my chest is panic or rage or virus or smoke.
When a shot is fired, it’s the bang that is heard, the smoke that is felt.The Rise of American Militias, From Timothy McVeigh to Kyle Rittenhouse|Nick Fouriezos|September 6, 2020|Ozy
The fires fueled huge thunderclouds, which drew between 300,000 and 900,000 metric tons of smoke into the stratosphere — more smoke than any known inferno.
Maybe there’s too much smog that day from agricultural emissions in the Central Valley, or even too many locals complain that they don’t like smoke.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen?|by Elizabeth Weil|August 28, 2020|ProPublica
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
You spice it with blues and skiffle music, and pickle it in alcohol and tobacco smoke.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 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.
So too does Inherent Vice, which is something like a love letter written in pot smoke to the Gold Coast.
The young men gathered round him and offered him a cigar, which he accepted and began to smoke.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The smoke from her kitchen fire rose white as she put in dry sumac to give it a start.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
In most club card-rooms smoking is not permitted, but at the Pandemonium it is the fashion to smoke everywhere.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
When the smoke and dust cleared away nothing stirred on the whole of that piece of ground.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
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 forms of smokesmokable or smokeable, adjective
Word Origin for smoke
British Dictionary definitions for smoke (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for smoke
Other 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)