verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of smother
Examples from the Web for smother
You just have to find that yin of decency and locate the gestures and words that smother the yang of fear.
Even this night was used by them to grab at something to fool men—to smother God in their hearts.Women's Wild Oats|C. Gasquoine Hartley
These shade and smother more grass and thus advance the forest another limb's length.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland|Enos A. Mills
With a smother of foam, the metal canister toppled from its cradle into the milk-white wake of the swiftly-moving M.-L.The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge|Percy F. Westerman