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Definition of smoke verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they smoke
    he / she / it smokes
    past simple smoked
    -ing form smoking
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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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
  5. Phrasal Verbssmoke somebody/somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: smoke