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Definizione monolingua e traduzione smoke

Inglese grammatica



smoke (third-person singular simple present smokes, present participle smoking, simple past and past participle smoked)

  1. To inhale and exhale the smoke from a burning cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc.
    Hes smoking his pipe.
  2. (intransitive) To inhale and exhale tobacco smoke regularly or habitually.
    Do you smoke?
  3. (intransitive) To give off smoke.
    My old truck was still smoking even after the repairs.
  4. To preserve or prepare (food) for consumption by treating with smoke.
    Youll need to smoke the meat for several hours.
  5. (slang) To perform (e.g. music) energetically or skillfully. Almost always in present participle form.
    The horn section was really smokin on that last tune.
  6. (US, slang) To kill, especially with a gun.
    He got smoked by the mob.

smoke (countable and uncountable; plural smokes)

  1. (uncountable) The visible vapor/vapour, gases, and fine particles given off by burning or smoldering material.
  2. (colloquial, countable) A cigarette.
    Can I bum a smoke off you? I need to go buy some smokes.
  3. (colloquial, countable, never plural) An instance of smoking a cigarette, cigar, etc.; the duration of this act.
    Im going out for a smoke.
    • 1884: Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter VII
      I lit a pipe and had a good long smoke, and went on watching.
  4. (uncountable, figuratively) A fleeting illusion; something insubstantial, evanescent, unreal, transitory, or without result.
    The excitement behind the new candidate proved to be smoke.
  5. (uncountable, figuratively) Something used to obscure or conceal; an obscuring condition; see also smoke and mirrors.
    The smoke of controversy.
  6. (uncountable) A light grey colour/color tinted with blue.
    smoke colour:    
  7. (military, uncountable) A particulate of solid or liquid particles dispersed into the air on the battlefield to degrade enemy ground or for aerial observation. Smoke has many uses--screening smoke, signaling smoke, smoke curtain, smoke haze, and smoke deception. Thus it is an artificial aerosol.
  8. (baseball, slang) A fastball.
  9. (UK, slang) (The Smoke) London


  1. Of the colour known as smoke.
Traduzione italiano fumare |fumo |affumicare |fumata |sigaretta |cicca |fumigare |fùme |paglia |

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