When a player is kicking the ball, an opponent who is close enough will reach out with his hands and arms to get over the top of it, so the ball hits his hands after leaving the kicker's boot, dribbling away. Send us feedback. Examples decine smother in a Sentence Verb He tried to smother her with a pillow.
She smothered the fire with a blanket. In cookery : to cook in a close dish : as, beefsteak smothered with onions. See More First Known Use of smother Verb circain the meaning defined at intransitive sense Noun 13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a History and Etymology for smother Noun Middle English, alteration of smorther, from smoren to smother, from Old English smorian to suffocate; akin to Middle Dutch smoren to suffocate Keep scrolling for more.
To extinguish or deadenas fire, by covering, overlaying, or otherwise excluding the air : as, to smother a fire with ashes. To daub or smear.
To reduce to a low degree of vigor or activity; suppress or do away with; extinguish ; stifle ; cover up; conceal ; hide : as, the committee's report was smothered.