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Noun
Plural for 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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Plural for a false accusation intended to damage someone's reputation
“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) Plural for a Pap smear
“I'll be going to the doctor's this afternoon for a smear.”
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Plural for a (degree of) loss or lack of reputation or respect
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Plural for an imperfection, fault or bad name associated with someone
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Plural for a censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
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Plural for a thin outer layer
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Plural for used to make candles, soap and lubricants
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Plural for a thing that cannot be seen or heard clearly
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Plural for an insult, or that which is interpreted as one
Verb
To rub a (typically oily or sticky) substance over
Smear a little olive oil over the inside of the salad bowl.”
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To cause to be soiled or dirty
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“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 land or strike in an uneven, distributed mess
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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance
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To smear or lubricate with grease
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To assault, attack
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To make, or cause to be, blur or dim
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To betray someone's trust
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