smoke

I. vb
American
a.
to kill. A euphemism in underworld and police usage since the 1940s, this unsentimental term was fashionable in teenage speech and crime fiction in the 1980s.
b.
also smoke out, smoke off to defeat or to better (someone). In the hip jargon of the rock music business since the 1970s.
► 'Out-playing the headliner is known in the trade as "smoking"... Thin Lizzy were no-torious for smoking their superiors - and consequently for being mysteriously re-moved from bills.' (Independent, 27 January 1989)
II. n
1a.
tobacco
1b.
hashish or marihuana
2.
the Smoke, the big Smoke London or any large town or city (in British and Australian usage). The word was first recorded in this sense in 1864 referring to London. It usually evokes the city as seen by those who are not native to it or are in temporary exile from it.
► 'This is one of the things they have come for - an escape from the Smoke and a whiff of the sea.' (Town magazine, September 1963)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Smoke — is the collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases [ [http://www.fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire95/PDF/f95126.pdf Smoke Production and Properties ] SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering] emitted when a material undergoes… …   Wikipedia

  • Smoke — (sm[=o]k), n. [AS. smoca, fr. sme[ o]can to smoke; akin to LG. & D. smook smoke, Dan. sm[ o]g, G. schmauch, and perh. to Gr. ??? to burn in a smoldering fire; cf. Lith. smaugti to choke.] 1. The visible exhalation, vapor, or substance that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • smoke — [smōk] n. [ME < OE smoca, akin to Ger schmauch < IE base * smeukh , to smoke > Gr smychein, to smolder, Ir mūch, smoke] 1. a) vaporous matter arising from something burning and made visible by minute particles of carbon suspended in it… …   English World dictionary

  • smoke — ► NOUN 1) a visible suspension of carbon or other particles in the air, emitted from a burning substance. 2) an act of smoking tobacco. 3) informal a cigarette or cigar. 4) (the Smoke or the Big Smoke) Brit. a big city, especially London. ► VERB …   English terms dictionary

  • Smoke — Smoke, v. t. 1. To apply smoke to; to hang in smoke; to disinfect, to cure, etc., by smoke; as, to smoke or fumigate infected clothing; to smoke beef or hams for preservation. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill or scent with smoke; hence, to fill with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smoke — ist der Name einer britischen Rockband der 1960er und 1970er Jahre, siehe The Smoke der Titel eines US amerikanischen Independentfilmes, siehe Smoke (Film) der englische Ausdruck für Rauch ein Charakter im Spiel Mortal Kombat ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Smoke — Smoke, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Smoked}; p. pr. & vb n. {Smoking}.] [AS. smocian; akin to D. smoken, G. schmauchen, Dan. sm[ o]ge. See {Smoke}, n.] 1. To emit smoke; to throw off volatile matter in the form of vapor or exhalation; to reek. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smoke — Título Smoke Ficha técnica Dirección Wayne Wang Producción Kenzô Horikoshi Satoru Iseki Greg Johnson Hisami Kuroiwa …   Wikipedia Español

  • Smoke-in — Smoke ịn 〈[smoʊk ] n. 15〉 Beisammensein zum gemeinsamen Haschischrauchen [<engl. smoke „rauchen“ + in „in“] * * * Smoke in [ smoʊk ɪn], das; s, s [engl. smoke in, wohl geb. nach ↑Go in u. a., zu: to smoke = rauchen] (Jargon): Zusammentreffen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • smoke — smōk vb, smoked; smok·ing vi to inhale and exhale the fumes of burning plant material and esp. tobacco esp to smoke tobacco habitually vt to inhale and exhale the smoke of <smoked 30 cigarettes a day> * * * (smōk) a colloid system in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Smoke-in — [ smouk in] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. amerik. smoke in zu engl. to smoke »rauchen«, Analogiebildung zu ↑Go in u. Ä.> Zusammentreffen [junger Leute] zum gemeinsamen Haschischrauchen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch


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