Meaning of SMEAR in English

SMEAR

verb

1.

to overspread with something unctuous, viscous, or adhesive

smeared the crack with wet concrete

Synonyms: bedaub, besmear, dab, daub, plaster, ||smarm, smudge

Related Word: rub; coat, cover, overlay, overspread, spread; smirch, soil

2.

Synonyms: taint 1, besmear, besmirch, defile, discolor, soil, stain, sully, tar, tarnish

3.

Synonyms: malign , asperse, befoul, bespatter, blacken, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, slur

Idioms: use smear tactics (on or against)

4.

Synonyms: whip 2, beat, ||clobber, drub, lambaste, lick, shellac, smother, thrash, trim

Related Word: foil, frustrate; repulse

Idioms: mop up the floor ( or earth) with

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