/smoʊk / (say smohk)

1. the visible exhalation given off by a burning or smouldering substance, especially the grey, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.
2. something resembling this, as vapour or mist, flying particles, etc.
3. something unsubstantial, evanescent, or without result.
4. an act or spell of smoking tobacco, or the like.
5. that which is smoked, as a cigar or cigarette.
6. Physical Chemistry a dispersion of solid particles in a gaseous medium.
7. a column of smoke, especially one used as a signal: they rested and sent up a smoke.
verb (smoked, smoking)
verb (i)
8. to give off or emit smoke.
9. to give out smoke offensively or improperly, as a stove.
10. to send forth steam or vapour, dust, or the like.
11. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of tobacco or the like, as from a pipe, cigar, or cigarette.
12. Colloquial to go away surreptitiously.
verb (t)
13. to draw into the mouth and puff out the smoke of (tobacco, etc.).
14. to use (a pipe, cigarette, etc.) in this process.
15. to expose to smoke.
16. fumigate.
17. to colour or darken by smoke.
18. to cure (meat, fish, etc.) by exposure to smoke.
19. go into smoke, Colloquial to disappear, especially to go into hiding.
20. go (or end) up in smoke,
a. to be burnt up completely.
b. to have no solid result; end or disappear without coming to anything.
21. smoke and mirrors, a hoax or deception. {Phrase Origin: from the magician's trick of distracting the audience with a puff of smoke while making objects appear or disappear by the use of mirrors}
22. smoke out,
a. to drive out by means of smoke, as an animal from its hole or a person from a hiding place.
b. to force into public view or knowledge.
23. the big smoke, Colloquial the city.
{Middle English; Old English smoca}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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