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To slam to
To sleep away
To sleep off
To slight off
To slight over
To slip a cable
To slip off
To slip on
To slip the cable
To slip the collar
To smell a rat
To smell of the lamp
To smell of the shop
To smell out
To smite hip and thigh
To smite out
To smite with the tongue
To smoke the pipe of peace
To snake one's toilet
To snap back
To snap off
To snub a cable
To snuff out
To sound in
To sound in damages
To sound the charge
To sow one's wild oats
to spare
To spare one's self
to speak

To smite off definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Smite Smite (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Smote (sm[=o]t), rarely Smit (sm[i^]t); p. p. Smitten (sm[i^]t"t'n), rarely Smit, or Smote; p. pr. & vb. n. Smiting (sm[imac]t"[i^]ng).] [AS. sm[=i]tan to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries. sm[=i]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D. smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[=i]zan to smear, stroke, OSw. & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth. bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. m[=e]d to be fat. The original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf. Smut.] 1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod, sword, spear, or stone. Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. --Matt. v. 39. And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam. xvii. 49. 2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or hurling. Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek. xxi. 14. Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam. xix. 10. 3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument. 4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war. 5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke or by some visitation. The flax and the barly was smitten. --Ex. ix. 31. 6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish. Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine, because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him. --Wake. 7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear. The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope. Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope. To smite off, to cut off. To smite out, to knock out, as a tooth. --Exod. xxi. 27. To smite with the tongue, to reproach or upbraid; to revile. [Obs.] --Jer. xviii. 18.


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