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 for To smite off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Smite \Smite\ (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Smote (sm[=o]t), rarely
     Smit (sm[i^]t); p. p. Smitten (sm[i^]t"t'n), rarely
     Smit, or Smote; p. pr. & vb. n. Smiting
     (sm[imac]t"[i^]ng).] [AS. sm[imac]tan to smite, to soil,
     pollute; akin to OFries. sm[imac]ta to smite, LG. smiten, D.
     smijten, G. schmeissen, OHG. sm[imac]zan to smear, stroke,
     OSw. & dial. Sw. smita to smite, Dan. smide to throw, Goth.
     bismeitan, to anoint, besmear; cf. Skr. m[=e]d to be fat. The
     original sense seems to have been, to daub on, to smear. Cf.
     1. To strike; to inflict a blow upon with the hand, or with
        any instrument held in the hand, or with a missile thrown
        by the hand; as, to smite with the fist, with a rod,
        sword, spear, or stone.
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              Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn
              to him the other also.                --Matt. v. 39.
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              And David . . . took thence a stone, and slang it,
              and smote the Philistine in his forehead. --1 Sam.
                                                    xvii. 49.
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     2. To cause to strike; to use as an instrument in striking or
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              Prophesy, and smite thine hands together. --Ezek.
                                                    xxi. 14.
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              Saul . . . smote the javelin into the wall. --1 Sam.
                                                    xix. 10.
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     3. To destroy the life of by beating, or by weapons of any
        kind; to slay by a blow; to kill; as, to smite one with
        the sword, or with an arrow or other instrument.
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     4. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
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     5. To blast; to destroy the life or vigor of, as by a stroke
        or by some visitation.
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              The flax and the barly was smitten.   --Ex. ix. 31.
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     6. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
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              Let us not mistake God's goodness, nor imagine,
              because he smites us, that we are forsaken by him.
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     7. To strike or affect with passion, as love or fear.
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              The charms that smite the simple heart. --Pope.
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              Smit with the love of sister arts we came. --Pope.
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     To smite off, to cut off.
     To smite out, to knock out, as a tooth. --Exod. xxi. 27.
     To smite with the tongue, to reproach or upbraid; to
        revile. [Obs.] --Jer. xviii. 18.
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