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smother

US [ˈsmʌðər]
UK [ˈsmʌðə(r)]
  • v.闷死;捂死;(用某物)厚厚地覆盖;抑制
  • n.制止;窒息物;窒息状态;浓雾
  • Web使窒息;老妈爱死你;忍住
Simple Present:smothers  Present Participle:smothering  Past Tense:smothered  
smother
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v.
1.
~ sb (with sth)
捂死;闷死to kill sb by covering their face so that they cannot breathe
He smothered the baby with a pillow.
他用枕头把婴儿闷死了。
2.
~ sth/sb with/in sth
(用某物)厚厚地覆盖to cover sth/sb thickly or with too much of sth
a rich dessert smothered in cream
涂了厚厚一层奶油的多脂甜点
She smothered him with kisses.
她劈头盖脑给他一通狂吻。
3.
~ sth
抑制;扼杀;忍住to prevent sth from developing or being expressed
to smother a yawn/giggle/grin
把哈欠忍了回去;憋住不笑出声来;刚想张嘴笑又收了回去
The voices of the opposition were effectively smothered.
反对党的声音被有效地压制了下去。
4.
~ sb
(因溺爱等)使…觉得压抑to give sb too much love or protection so that they feel restricted
Her husband was very loving, but she felt smothered.
丈夫对她百般宠爱,但这让她觉得不自在。
5.
~ sth
把(火)闷熄to make a fire stop burning by covering it with sth
He tried to smother the flames with a blanket.
他试图用毯子把火扑灭。

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