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smokeout

[ smohk-out ]
/ ˈsmoʊkˌaʊt /
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noun
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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Origin of smokeout

Patterned on phrasal verbs with out as a perfective particle, as put out, stamp out, etc.
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British Dictionary definitions for smokeout

smoke out

verb (tr, adverb)
to subject to smoke in order to drive out of hiding
to bring into the open; expose to the publicthey smoked out the plot
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Other Idioms and Phrases with smokeout

smoke out

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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