Will the project live up to its apocalyptic name—or go as smoothly as the first Carmageddon 14 months ago?
And George Herbert Walker Bush for smoothly overseeing the end of the Cold War.
Until recently, Rice was smoothly on track to become the Edmund Hillary of foreign-policy strivers.
Car performance depends in large part on quality of the parts and how smoothly they fit.
And unlike the smoothly cool Barack Obama, Sharpton has been frequently pinned down in a wrestling match with the Teleprompter.
The positions of the opponents are stated rapidly and smoothly.
Was it complacence or suspicion that stirred the liquid in the cyst so smoothly?
The car went forward as smoothly as a skiff on a swift, smooth water.
“I have several things to say to you, one at a time,” replied Haig smoothly.
The smoothly ordered life of the Oronta's saloon passengers was very much that of a first-class seaside hotel, say in Bournemouth.
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]