Meaning of SMEAR in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ smɪə(r) ]
( smears, smearing, smeared)
If you smear a surface with an oily or sticky substance or smear the substance onto the surface, you spread a layer of the substance over the surface.
My sister smeared herself with suntan oil and slept by the swimming pool...
Smear a little olive oil over the inside of the salad bowl.
VERB : V n with n , V n prep
A smear is a dirty or oily mark.
There was a smear of gravy on his chin.
N-COUNT : oft N of n
To smear someone means to spread unpleasant and untrue rumours or accusations about them in order to damage their reputation. ( JOURNALISM )
...an attempt to smear the director-general of the BBC.
VERB : V n
A smear is an unpleasant and untrue rumour or accusation that is intended to damage someone’s reputation. ( JOURNALISM )
He puts all the accusations down to a smear campaign by his political opponents.
N-COUNT : oft N n
A smear or a smear test is a medical test in which a few cells are taken from a woman’s cervix and examined to see if any cancer cells are present. ( BRIT; in AM, use pap smear , pap test )
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006