EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. (transitive, obsolete, dialect, Britain, Scotland) To suffocate or smother.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. More to this entry?)
    • 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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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PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːr

VerbEdit

smoor

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

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