smoke1 [ smouk ] noun **
1. ) uncount a gray, black, or white cloud produced by something that is burning:
The air was thick with cigarette smoke.
a column/pall/cloud of smoke (=a large quantity): A column of black smoke slowly rose above the building.
Exploding rockets sent up clouds of smoke.
2. ) count usually singular the process of smoking something, especially a cigarette:
I'm just going out for a smoke.
a ) count INFORMAL a cigarette:
Have a smoke.
go up in smoke INFORMAL
1. ) if your plans or dreams go up in smoke, they are destroyed:
Without a scholarship, her dreams of college would go up in smoke.
2. ) to be destroyed by fire:
It would take just one match for this whole place to go up in smoke.
where there's smoke, there's fire MAINLY SPOKEN
used for saying that if something bad is being said about someone, or something seems bad, then there is probably a good reason for it
smoke 2 [ smouk ] verb **
1. ) intransitive or transitive to suck smoke from a cigarette, pipe, etc. into your mouth and lungs:
Phil was taking a break from work, reading the paper and smoking a cigarette.
a ) to smoke cigarettes as a regular habit:
I didn't know you smoked!
She smokes about 20 a day.
smoke heavily: Jane started smoking heavily as her job became more stressful.
2. ) intransitive usually progressive to produce smoke:
By the time I got home, the engine was smoking badly.
a ) if a fire smokes, it produces a lot of smoke
3. ) transitive to preserve and give flavor to fish or other food by hanging it in smoke
,smoke `out phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to force someone keeping a secret to say who they are or what they have done
a ) to make information publicly known
2. ) to force a person, animal, or insect to leave the place where they have been hiding by filling it with smoke

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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