carefully, gently

She smoothed his hair gently.

away, out

Use an iron to smooth out any creases.

back, down

Her mother smoothed back Alice's hair.

Smooth is used with these nouns as the object: ↑crease, ↑dress, ↑hair, ↑path, ↑skirt, ↑surface, ↑transition, ↑way, ↑wrinkle
1 without bumps
be, feel, look
make sth, wear sth

The steps had been worn smooth by the thousands of passing feet.

sand sth

The surface should be sanded smooth.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.
beautifully, exceptionally

her beautifully smooth complexion

completely, perfectly
silky, velvety

This cream makes even the roughest hands silky smooth.


the deceptively smooth surface of the glacier

2 without problems
be, look, seem
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

a fairly smooth transition to democracy

incredibly, particularly, remarkably

The project got off to a remarkably smooth start.

not always, not entirely

The process of negotiation was not entirely smooth.

Smooth is used with these nouns: ↑arc, ↑batter, ↑cheek, ↑chest, ↑chin, ↑coat, ↑complexion, ↑consistency, ↑crossing, ↑curve, ↑custard, ↑distribution, ↑dough, ↑edge, ↑face, ↑finish, ↑flesh, ↑flight, ↑floor, ↑flow, ↑forehead, ↑grain, ↑implementation, ↑landing, ↑marble, ↑motion, ↑move, ↑movement, ↑muscle, ↑operation, ↑operator, ↑passage, ↑paste, ↑progression, ↑ride, ↑road, ↑rock, ↑running, ↑sauce, ↑shape, ↑shave, ↑skin, ↑slope, ↑stone, ↑stroke, ↑surface, ↑taste, ↑texture, ↑transfer, ↑transition, ↑voice, ↑wood

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