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Smother, vb. to suffocate, to stifle: Ven. 18. Lucr. 783. Lucr. 783 R3 I, 4, 40. III, 7, 164. IV, 3, 17. IV, 4, 70. IV, 4, 70 V, 3, 151. Cymb. III, 2, 60. With up: and there (the snail) “all --ed up, in shade doth sit,” Ven. 1035. “stalls, bulks, windows, are --ed up,” Cor. II, 1, 227 (filled to stifling). to s. up his (the sun's) “beauty from the world,” H4A I, 2, 223.
Metaphorically, == to suppress; to crush; to destroy: --ing his passions for the present, Lucr. Arg. H4A I, 2, 223 “their own transgressions partially they s.” Lucr. 634. “thou --est honesty, thou murderest truth,” Lucr. 634 “heart in love with sighs himself doth s.” Sonn. 47, 4. “since that our faults in love thus --ed be,” Pilgr. 14. “my earthy-gross conceit, --ed in errors,” Err. III, 2, 35. “your private grudge will out, though ne'er so cunningly you s. it,” H6A IV, 1, 110. “in the breath of bitter words let's s. my damned son,” R3 IV, 4, 133. “function is --ed in surmise,” Mcb. I, 3, 141. “it is fit, what being more known grows worse, to s. it,” Per. I, 1, 106. With up: “these things, come thus to light, s. her spirits up,” Ado IV, 1, 113 (cf. Ven. 1035). “enow to s. up the English in our throngs,” H5 IV, 5, 20.
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