Smoke (1)




  • To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
  • To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke.
  • To give off smoke.
  • To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.
  • To dry or medicate by smoke.
  • To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with incense; to perfume.
  • To make unclear or blurry.
  • To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully.
  • To beat someone at something.
  • To kill, especially with a gun.
  • To thrash; to beat.
  • To smell out; to hunt out; to find out; to detect.
  • To ridicule to the face; to mock.
  • To burn; to be kindled; to rage.
  • To raise a dust or smoke by rapid motion.
  • To suffer severely; to be punished.
  • To punish (a person) for a minor offense by excessive physical exercise.
  • To cover (a key blank) with soot or carbon to aid in seeing the marks made by impressioning.


Similar words


  • From Middle English smoke, from Old English smoca ("smoke"), probably a derivative of the verb (see below). Related to Dutch smook, Middle Low German smôk, dialectal German Schmauch.
  • From Middle English smoken, from Old English smocian, from Proto-West Germanic *smokōn, from Proto-Germanic *smukōną, ablaut derivative of Proto-Germanic *smaukaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mewg-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian smookje, West Frisian smoke, Low German smöken, German Low German smoken. Related also to Old English smēocan, Bavarian schmuckelen.

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