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parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
go up in smoke, smoke out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the visible, usu. black or gray gases or vapor emitted by a burning or smoldering substance.
The papers caught fire and soon the room was filled with flames and smoke.
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definition 2: something that is similar to this, such as a chemical vapor or cloud.
The class science experiment produced some smoke.
definition 3: something intangible, unsubstantial, or elusive.
His visions of glory were nothing but smoke.
definition 4: the act or an instance of smoking tobacco.
They went outside for a smoke.
definition 5: (informal) any tobacco product that can be smoked, such as a cigarette or cigar.
Got any smokes?
definition 6: something that hides or obscures.
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phrase: go up in smoke
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: smokes, smoking, smoked
definition 1: to give off smoke or a vapor or gas that resembles smoke.
Although the fire was out, the forest still smoked.The oven smokes at very high temperatures.
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definition 2: to inhale and exhale from a lit cigarette, cigar, pipe, or the like.
She always smokes after dinner.He coughs all the time, but he still smokes.
definition 3: (slang) to go or play very fast or energetically.
The band was really smoking on that last tune.
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to inhale and exhale the smoke of (a lit cigarette, cigar, or the like).
My father always smoked a pipe.
definition 2: to preserve and flavor (food) by treating with the smoke of burning wood.
We smoked the ham with hickory wood.
definition 3: to darken or blacken (glass) by exposing to smoke.
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phrase: smoke out
derivation: smokable (smokeable) (adj.)
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  • smoke detector:
    a machine for detecting smoke.
  • smoker:
    a person who smokes cigarettes.
  • smoking:
    the habit of using cigarettes.
  • smokestack:
    a large, tall pipe that carries off smoke from a factory.
  • smoky:
    full of smoke from cigarettes or something else.
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