smooth down

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smooth down

To cause something to lie and remain flat and smooth with or as with one's hand or hands. A noun or pronoun can be used between "smooth" and "down." I've been trying to smooth down my hair ever since I woke up, but this bed-head is just too stubborn! I got up off the bed after my nap and smoothed the sheets down.
See also: down, smooth

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.
See also: down, smooth
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"THAT will smooth them down, sir," I remarked, "from the cook to the scullion."
It's time to smooth them down! Run coarse sandpaper over your walls to help smooth out any lumps, bumps and any cracked paint that may be present.
You're already going heavy on your eyes and lips so it's best to ignore your brows altogether and just smooth them down with your fingertips.
You're already going heavy on your eyes so ignore your brows and just smooth them down with your fingertips.
Smooth them down. Then tie each end loop from one bag to the corresponding end loop from the other bag.
A `sleekener' like Alterna Straightening Balm, pounds 12.75, will help smooth them down and protect against heat damage.