The prime minister has also reportedly paid for diction lessons to smooth out her rough Neapolitan accent.
While swimming can smooth out the figure and certainly burn fat, it does not directly promote weight loss.
They have a vividly imagined slippery slope to smooth out along the way.
Do you know, you smooth out all the wrinkles where-ever you go?
He broke off, and began to smooth out the telegram on his knee.
The women, standing apart, began to smooth out their dresses and straighten their hats.
To build endurance and smooth out his stroke, he also swam in the river.
They put the silky, handsome animal upon the ground and began to smooth out its fur.
Ah, yes, smooth out your newspaper report, and have another look at it!
Use flour paste to stick on the paper, and a cloth or photograph-print roller to smooth out the wrinkles.
Old English smoð "smooth, serene, calm," variant of smeðe "free from roughness, not harsh, polished; soft; suave; agreeable," of unknown origin and with no known cognates. Of words, looks, "pleasant, polite, sincere" late 14c., but later "flattering, insinuating" (mid-15c.). Slang meaning "superior, classy, clever" is attested from 1893. Sense of "stylish" is from 1922.
Smooth-bore in reference to guns is from 1812. smooth talk (v.) is recorded from 1950. A 1599 dictionary has smoothboots "a flatterer, a faire spoken man, a cunning tongued fellow." The usual Old English form was smeðe, and there is a dialectal smeeth found in places names, e.g. Smithfield, Smedley.
late Old English smoþ "to make smooth," replacing smeðan "to smooth, soften, polish; appease, soothe;" smeðian "smoothen, become smooth," from the source of smooth (adj.). Meaning "to make smooth" is c.1200. Related: Smoothed; smoothing. Middle English also had a verb form smoothen (mid-14c.).
: I'd rather have hooch, and a bit of a smooch
[the pilfering sense probably derives from the kissing sense by way of mooch; the kissing sense may be fr German schmutzen, ''to kiss, to smile''; the dated instance is spelled smouch; the term was reestablished as smooch in the 1930s]