Synonyms of 'smother'
to extinguish (a fire) by covering so as to cut it off from the airThey tried to smother the flames.
to suffocateThey worried he'd be smothered by his pillow.
to suppress or stifleShe tried to smother her feelings of panic.
Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
She makes no attempt to stifle a yawn.
I couldn't repress a sigh of admiration.
I have absolutely nothing to hide, I have done nothing wrong.
Robert could not conceal his relief.
I held a handkerchief over my mouth to muffle my voice.
to surround or overwhelm (with)He smothered her with kisses.
The small Pacific island could be overwhelmed by rising sea levels.
He covered his head with a turban.
She showered gifts on us.
He showered her with emeralds and furs.
The church was surrounded by a rusted wrought-iron fence.
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
Her office was inundated with requests for tickets.
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
She lay on the sofa, cocooned in blankets.
to suppress or stifletrying to smother our giggles
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in the sense of choke
to have trouble in breathing, swallowing, or speakingDense smoke swirled and billowed, its fumes choking her.
in the sense of cocoon
to wrap in or protect as if in a cocoonShe lay on the sofa, cocooned in blankets.
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