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1smooth/ˈsmuːð/adjective
smoothersmoothest
1smooth
/ˈsmuːð/
adjective
smoothersmoothest
Learner's definition of SMOOTH  
: having a flat, even surface : not rough : not having any bumps, ridges, or uneven parts
   b  of a liquid mixture  : not having any lumps : mixed together so there are no lumps
: happening or done without any problems
: even and regular without sudden movements
   b  : not having or causing sudden, violent movements
— opposite rough
informal  : relaxed, confident, and pleasant in a way that may be intended to deceive people
— see also smoothie
: not sharp, bitter, or unpleasant in taste or smell
   b  : pleasant to hear or listen to

smooth sailing

— see sailing

take the rough with the smooth

— see 3rough

— smoothness

noun,[noncount]
2smooth/ˈsmuːð/verb
smoothessmoothedsmoothing
2smooth
/ˈsmuːð/
verb
smoothessmoothedsmoothing
Learner's definition of SMOOTH  
[+ object]
: to make (something) smooth — often + back or down
— see also smooth out (below)
: to remove problems or difficulties from a situation
always followed by an adverb or preposition  : to spread (something) over a surface (such as your skin) : to apply (something) by rubbing it on a surface

smooth away

[phrasal verb]
smooth (something) away or smooth away (something) 
: to make (problems, difficulties, etc.) less serious : to remove (problems, difficulties, etc.)

smooth out

[phrasal verb]
smooth (something) out or smooth out (something) 
: to make (something) smooth or flat
: to make (something) easier by removing or dealing with problems

smooth over

[phrasal verb]
smooth (something) over or smooth over (something) 
: to make (a disagreement, problem, difficulty, etc.) seem less serious than it really is
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