smooth down

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smooth something down

to make something flat or smooth by pressing. she smoothed her skirt down, fluffed her hair, and went into the boardroom. Karen smoothed down the bedclothes.
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They instantly smooth down any stray hairs while adding a beautiful, natural shine.
Once you've smoothed out the paper, trim it to fit exactly and smooth down the cut ends.
Dig out those pussycat bow blouses and smooth down the satin.
What you're planning to do is straighten it out, smooth down the sheets and covers and plump up the pillows, so that tonight when you plan to use it again, it will be comfortable.
Smooth down with a damp cloth to get rid of air bubbles.
An in-salon treatment will smooth down the layers and strengthen brittle hair.
Applied sparingly, it helped smooth down my hair along the hairline and smelled delicious enough to eat.
A shine serum will not only smooth down unruly morning after hair and reflect shine from the sleek finish, but also nourish deep into the shaft and cuticle.
Insert rootball through an x into the soil, press to firm the plant in place, then smooth down the fabric and cover it with a 2-inch layer of mulch such as fine fir bark.
Maybe your parents can smooth down or cover any sharp spots with something like duct tape.
Starting at roots, use a boar-bristle paddle brush (Olivia Garden Supreme Brush, $15, Trade Secret) to smooth down waves.
Blow-dry hair in sections and smooth down with brush.
But Bryant was smooth down the stretch, flipping in a left-handed scoop and hitting a late 3-pointer as the Lakers pulled ahead for good.
10 soft and protective microfins to gently smooth down the skin so the blades can shave evenly and an ergonomically redesigned handle to provide ultimate control with every shave.