smokesmoke2 ●●● S2 W2 verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]SMOKE to suck or breathe in smoke from a cigarette, pipe etc or to do this regularly as a habit I don’t smoke and I don’t drink much. Do you mind if I smoke? He sat on the grass smoking a cigarette. He admitted that he had smoked marijuana when he was a student.2 [intransitive]BURN if something smokes, it has smoke coming from it a smoking chimney3 [transitive]DFC to give fish or meat a special taste by hanging it in smoke → smoke somebody/something ↔ out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpussmoke• Anyone who smokes 40 a day can expect to have a lot of health problems.• Do you smoke?• How old were you when you started smoking?• Sue never smoked a cigarette in her life, yet she still got lung cancer.• Greg sat alone, smoking a cigarette.• She walked back to the empty station and leaned against the wall, smoking a cigarette.• He sat behind his desk, smoking a fat cigar.• Dana started smoking again when her husband left her.• When you turned the machine on, the plastic started smoking and created an unpleasant odor.• He smokes cigarettes and speeds around on his motorbike with his friends.• She was smoking for twenty-five years.