smoke


smoke
smoke NOUN 1) a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in the air, emitted from a burning substance. 2) an act of smoking tobacco. 3) informal a cigarette or cigar. 4) (the Smoke or the Big Smoke) Brit. a big city, especially London.
VERB 1) emit smoke. 2) inhale and exhale the smoke of tobacco or a drug. 3) cure or preserve (meat or fish) by exposure to smoke. 4) treat (glass) so as to darken it. 5) (smoke out) drive out of a place by using smoke.
go up in smoke — Cf. ↑go up in smoke
there is no smoke without fire — Cf. ↑there is no smoke without fire
smoke and mirrors — Cf. ↑smoke and mirrors
DERIVATIVES smokable (also smokeable) adjective smokeless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.

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