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To rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
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Smear a little olive oil over the inside of the salad bowl.”
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To cause to be soiled or dirty
“More commonly, the wife calls a work party to help build and then smear the walls with mud.”
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To make hurtful and untrue comments about
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“At the press conference, Tsai signed a statement promising not to abuse any person's character, smear anyone's reputation or engage in personal attacks.”
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To blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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To apply a substance such as oil or grease to (an engine or component) so as to minimize friction and allow smooth movement
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To assault, attack
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To make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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Cover up the truth
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To betray someone's trust
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A mark or streak of a greasy or sticky substance
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“I reached with a napkin to delete from her chin a smear of sauce that was driving me crazy.”
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A false accusation intended to damage someone's reputation
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“Just as he desires that there should be no smear on his good name, so must he be anxious not to smear the reputation of his fellow man.”
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(medicine, women's health) A Pap smear
“I'll be going to the doctor's this afternoon for a smear.”
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A (degree of) loss or lack of reputation or respect
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An imperfection, fault or bad name associated with someone
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A censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
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A thin outer layer
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Used to make candles, soap and lubricants
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A thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
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An insult, or that which is interpreted as one
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A specimen taken for scientific testing or analysis
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Attack someone's reputation
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