smoke

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smoke is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
smoke

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
smoke

Plural
smokes

A fire with a lot of smoke
  1. (uncountable) Smoke is the gray or black substance that goes up into the air when something burns.
    The smoke from that factory is making me sick.
  2. (slang); (countable) A cigarette.


Verb[change]

Plain form
smoke

Third-person singular
smokes

Past tense
smoked

Past participle
smoked

Present participle
smoking

A man smoking a smoke
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If somebody is smoking, they are breathing in smoke, usually from a cigarette.
    Excuse me, you can't smoke in the restaurant.
  2. (intransitive) If something is smoking, it is making smoke.
    The fire's still smoking. You'd better put some more water on it.