smooth-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Make more even or free from obstructions.

Commentary: Includes: SMOOTH OUT Syntas is: NP1[agent] SMOOTH (out) NP2[patient]
NOTE: Includes metaphorical uses.

Smooth the surface of the wood with sandpaper, please.
John smoothed the icing on the cake.
We smoothed out the gravel with a rake.
The President has done little to smooth the way towards peace
We must smooth out this journey for one another.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4,wipe_manner-10.4.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: smooth.01,smooth.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: SMOOTH OVER: make less emotionally intense; make peace.

Commentary: Is: SMOOTH OVER

The President tried to smooth things over a few days later, but to no
Try to smooth things over with your sister before the car ride please.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: smooth.03
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
smooth_over 1