Predicate: smother

Roleset id: smother.01 , make it hard to breathe, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

smother.01: SMOTHER-V NOTES: Member of VNcls fill-9.8, poison-42.2, subjugate-42.3. Updated by Julia, 11/2010. (from smother.01-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
smother (v.)Killing

Roles:

        Arg0-CAU: cause of difficult breathing (vnrole: 9.8-Agent, 42.2-Agent, 42.3-Agent)
        Arg1-GOL: thing becoming smothered (vnrole: 9.8-Destination, 42.2-Patient, 42.3-Patient)
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if agent is also present (vnrole: 9.8-Theme, 42.2-Instrument, 42.3-Instrument)

Example: passive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        He said Jaguar-1 ``shouldn't be smothered *trace*-1 by anyone else,'' recalled one participant.

        Argm-mod: should
        Argm-neg: n't
        Rel: smothered
        Arg1: *trace*-1
        Arg0: by anyone else

Example: odd instrument

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Seeing all those millions in action, I was just so relieved that Ms. Gruberova, gawky thing that she is, didn't accidentally smother herself in a drape.

        Arg0: Ms. Gruberova, gawky thing that she is,
        Argm-neg: n't
        Argm-mnr: accidentally
        Rel: smother
        Arg1-rec: herself
        Arg2: in a drape

Example:

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns

        Mary smothered John with kindness... and a pillow.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: smothered
        Arg1: John
        Arg2: with kindness... and a pillow