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Definition of smoke out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

smoke out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    smoke out somebody

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    smoke out something

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    smoke somebody out

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    smoke something out

     
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  1. 1to force somebody/something to come out of a place by filling it with smoke to smoke out wasps from a nest
  2. 2to take action to discover where somebody is hiding or to make a secret publicly known The police are determined to smoke out the leaders of the gang.
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