smoor

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English smorian, akin to Dutch and Low German smoren, German schmoren (to stew). Compare smother.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /smʊə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊə(ɹ)

Verb[edit]

smoor (third-person singular simple present smoors, present participle smooring, simple past and past participle smoored)

  1. (transitive, obsolete, dialect, UK, Scotland) To suffocate or smother.
    • 1786, Burns, Robert, The Brigs of Ayr:
      The death o' devils smoor'd wi' brimstone reek

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “smoor” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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smoor

  1. first-person singular present indicative of smoren
  2. imperative of smoren

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