- 1[transitive, intransitive] smoke (something) to suck smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc. into your mouth and let it out again He was smoking a large cigar. How many cigarettes do you smoke a day? Do you mind if I smoke?
- 2[intransitive] to use cigarettes, etc. in this way as a habit Do you smoke? She smokes heavily. I've never smoked. You're too young to smoke. He smokes like a chimney (= a lot). see also chain-smoke
- 3 [intransitive] to produce smoke smoking factory chimneys the smoking remains of burned-out cars This fireplace smokes badly (= sends smoke into the room instead of up the chimney ).
- 4[transitive, usually passive] smoke something to preserve meat or fish by hanging it in smoke from wood fires to give it a special taste smoked salmon Phrasal Verbssmoke somebody/somethingout
NAmE//smoʊk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smoke
he / she / it smokes
past simple smoked
-ing form smoking