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British English: /ˈsmʌðə/
American English: /ˈsməðər/

Translation of smother in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (stifle)
    étouffer (person, fire, flames, laugh, yawn, doubts, opposition, scandal, emotion)
  • 2 (cover)
    couvrir (with de)
    to smother somebody with kisses
    couvrir quelqu'un de baisers
    a cake smothered in cream
    un gâteau recouvert de crème
    her face was smothered in powder
    son visage était recouvert d'une épaisse couche de poudre
    to be smothered in blankets/furs
    être tout emmitouflé dans des couvertures/des fourrures
  • 3 (overwhelm) (with love, kindness etc)

intransitive verb

  • (person)
    être étouffé

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