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smite

smite

 
pronunciation:
smaIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smites, smiting, smitten, smote
definition 1: to hit or strike with great force, esp. with or as if with the hand or a hand-held weapon.
When challenged, a male gorilla may smite his chest.
similar words:
catch, chop, hit, knock, strike
definition 2: to attack, injure, or kill.
They rose up and smote their enemies.
definition 3: to issue (a blow, hit, or the like) by striking or driving forcefully.
He prepared to smite a blow with his axe.
similar words:
hit
definition 4: to afflict with a sudden harmful or deadly effect.
Thousands were smitten with smallpox.
similar words:
strike
definition 5: to create strong, sudden feelings in, esp. feelings of love (usu. used passively).
He was hopelessly smitten with her after only two days.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to hit or strike; beat.
similar words:
chop, hit, strike
derivation: smiter (n.)