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smother someone or something with something

 
1. Lit. to suffocate someone or something with something. The villain tried to smother his victim with a pillow. Fred tried to smother the cat with a plastic bag.
2. Fig. to cover someone or something with something. (An exaggeration.) she smothered him with kisses. Aunt Margaret smothered us with the ruffles on the front of her dress when she hugged us.

smother with

or smother in
v.
1. To cover something thickly: The chef smothered the chicken with sauce.
2. To give someone an abundance or surfeit of some sort of affection: The grandparents smothered the children in hugs. I was smothered with affection when I visited my old friends.
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But they ran riot and now threaten precious habitats as they smother and strangle local plants.
ON TRIAL J Scott said she did not want son CAUGHT J Scott tries to smother baby
A spokesman for the police said today: 'The fire service, police and the Environment Agency are all satisfied plans to smother the flames with a water and foam concentrate can commence without risk of run-off into water supply.
Of course, when the restaurant smothers its salmon in cheese, health-conscious customers might as well be eating a steak.
Crown counsel Christine Smith said: "At some point he held a pillow over her head and tried to smother her.
He had denied murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm to both babies by repeatedly trying to smother them but was unanimously convicted of all counts.
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In Centralia, for instance, workers tried to smother the fire with fly ash-a byproduct of burned coal--but failed.
A SOUTH Wales father secretly killed one of his baby sons but wasn't suspected of murder until he was caught in the act of trying to smother a second child, it has been alleged at Cardiff Crown Court.
I threw down the papers from my delivery bag and wrapped it around her tightly to smother the flames.
But we used to smother teams when we were winning championships.
In November 1999, the man was caught by a nurse as he tried to smother his second son in hospital by clutching him to his body.
Rachel Woodfield, the San Diego-based consulting biologist who identified both invasions, says that her team began efforts to smother and poison the resilient algae at the second site last month.
A photograph of his parents triggered his bouts of hearing his father's voice telling him that he would abuse his own babies before he began to smother them, she said.