completely flat and even, without any lumps, holes or rough areas
a lotion to make your skin feel soft and smooth
The water was as smooth as glass.
a paint that gives a smooth, silky finish
Over the years, the stone steps had worn smooth.
of a liquid mixture
without any lumps
Mix the flour with the milk to form a smooth paste.
happening or continuing without any problems
They are introducing new measures to ensure the smooth running of the business.
They could not ensure a smooth transfer of political power.
even and regular, without sudden stops and starts
The car's improved suspension gives you a smoother ride.
The plane made a smooth landing.
She swung herself over the gate in one smooth movement.
of people, especially men, and their behaviour
very polite and pleasant, but in a way that is often not very sincere
I don't like him. He's far too smooth for me.
He's something of a smooth operator .
pleasant and not bitter
This coffee has a smooth, rich taste.
nice to hear, and without any rough or unpleasant sounds
the smoothness of her skin
They admired the smoothness and efficiency with which the business was run.
to accept the unpleasant or difficult things that happen in life as well as the good things
to make sth smooth
He smoothed his hair back.
She was smoothing out the creases in her skirt.
He took the letter and smoothed it flat on the table.
to put a layer of a soft substance over a surface
Smooth the icing over the top of the cake.
to make it easier for sb/sth to develop or make progress
These negotiations are intended to smooth the path to a peace treaty.
to make sb feel less angry or offended
to make problems or difficulties disappear
to make problems or difficulties seem less important or serious, especially by talking to people
She spoke to both sides in the dispute in an attempt to smooth things over.
the act of smoothing
- he gave his hair a quick smooth
make (a surface) shine
- shine the silver, please
- polish my shoes
make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
- smooth the surface of the wood
free from obstructions
- smooth the way towards peace negotiations
近义词: smooth out
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
- a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
- the quiet waters of a lagoon
- a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
- a smooth channel crossing
- scarcely a ripple on the still water
- unruffled water
lacking obstructions or difficulties
- the bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly
smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
- he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
- the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error
smooth and unconstrained in movement
- a long, smooth stride
- the fluid motion of a cat
- the liquid grace of a ballerina
having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
- smooth skin
- a smooth tabletop
- smooth fabric
- a smooth road
- water as smooth as a mirror
of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence
- a smooth ride
of the margin of a leaf shape;not broken up into teeth
(music) without breaks between notes;smooth and connected
- a legato passage