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 smoking
The estimated ship date of the gadget is December 2014—perfect timing to say sayonara to smoking forever.
The night before he bought a lot of crack-cocaine on credit with no way to pay, intending to kill himself after smoking.
How long has it been since the Republican Party had a smoking hot presidential ticket?
Now in his early thirties, his cheeks are sunken from smoking too much hash.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan|Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Half of a Keppler published on January 9, 1884, shows virgin forest, the other half a smoking industrial slagscape.
The night is spent in eating, drinking, smoking, singing and dancing.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
She watched the thin paper curl and smolder among the smoking embers of last night's blaze.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
Sarrion, smoking a cigarette by the stove, glanced at his son and knew that Juanita's fate was fixed.The Velvet Glove|Henry Seton Merriman
Without a sound, the Rogan slumped to the ground, a smoking cavity in its shoulders at the spot where its head had been set.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst
Jim Pollock, smoking comfortably in his shirt sleeves before his fire, was not so worried.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for smoking (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for smoking (2 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
Science definitions for smoking
Idioms and Phrases with smoking
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)