American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To smoke continually, as by lighting the next cigarette from the previous one.
- v. To smoke (cigarettes, for example) in continuing succession.
- v. intransitive To smoke cigarettes by continuously lighting one from the glowing end of the previous one.
- v. intransitive To smoke tobacco cigarettes frequently.
- v. transitive To smoke by continuously lighting one from another.
- v. smoke one cigarette after another; light one cigarette from the preceding one
“Bill and Melinda are also characters who've lived long, relatively healthy lives, but still chain-smoke cigarettes.”
“I'd head straight for the vast heated greenhouses, where I'd pity my adolescent plight, chain-smoke, and glory in the insane vegetation that burgeoned there.”
“I want to sit in bed and chain-smoke while high on half a Vicodin and watch a couple of documentaries like I used to do on a Friday night when the mood struck.”
“I sit in the backseat of her car, miserable, as they chain-smoke cigarettes and sing along to Britney Spears at top volume.”
“Apparently she didn't really eat, choosing instead to pound Diet Coke and chain-smoke all day.”
“Fizzy adaptations such as Bridget Jones's Diarycontended that a version of Lizzy could chain-smoke and eat too much Christmas Stilton without negating Austen's sardonic comedy of manners.”
“Persuading mice to chain-smoke was obviously unlikely to succeed.”
“But it does leave my apartment smelling as if I chain-smoke in it.”
“It mattered little to Kool G Rap that the most dangerous thing that the broad-faced, blue-eyed Queens rhymesmith Whiteboy had ever done was chain-smoke.”
“A character who is a smoker might have a whole separate vocabulary: when he is agitated, he might chain-smoke and fling the butts away into the darkness; when contemplating, he might light up slowly and blow smoke through his nostrils in long streams.”
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