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smoke

2 verb
     
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smoke2 S2 W2
1 [intransitive and transitive] 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] if something smokes, it has smoke coming from it:
a smoking chimney
3 [transitive]DFC to give fish or meat a special taste by hanging it in smoke

smoke somebody/something ↔ out

phrasal verb
1 to fill a place with smoke in order to force someone or something to come out:
He smoked the bees out of their nest.
2 to discover who is causing a particular problem and force them to make themselves known:
an operation to smoke out double agents

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