Smother

usgb/ˈsmʌðər/Volume
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LampPro Tip 1/2
Life-threatening ContextPlay
Use 'smother' when describing situations where breath is cut off, often as a life-threatening event. SlideDuring the collapse of the building, dust threatened to smother the trapped victims.
LampPro Tip 2/2
Not Always IntentionalPlay
'Smother' can imply an accidental situation, not necessarily a deliberate act. SlidePillows and blankets can accidentally smother a baby if not positioned safely.